Changes in thinking and memory

This information helps you understand more about the changes in thinking and memory that some people experience after a cancer diagnosis or treatment. It provides suggestions about how to manage your day-to-day tasks and improve your thinking and memory.

Changes in thinking and memory cancer factsheet
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  • I have been having trouble with my thinking and memory. How can I tell if it’s related to the cancer or cancer treatment?
  • How long are the changes in thinking and memory likely to last?
  • What are some simple ways to improve my thinking and memory?
  • I’m finding the changes in my thinking and memory hard to cope with. Who can I talk to about how I am feeling?
  • Can you refer me to a neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist or occupational therapist who understands cancer-related cognitive impairment? Would I be able to get a Medicare rebate to help cover the cost?
  • Would cognitive testing and cognitive rehabilitation be an option for me?
  • Are there any online brain training programs I could try?
  • Are there any complementary therapies that might help me?

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