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.
Find out what cancer-related cognitive impairment is (also known as brain fog, chemo brain), what causes changes in thinking and memory and how long they may last.
These suggestions may help you with managing changes in thinking and memory.
- 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?