What is Chemo Brain

If you’re currently undergoing chemotherapy, you might have come across the term ”chemo brain”.

Chemo brain refers to the cognitive changes some cancer patients experience during and after chemotherapy.
It can include difficulties with memory, concentration, and overall mental sharpness.

Keeping track of appointments, medications, and important information can be challenging when dealing with chemo brain. Breaking down larger tasks into smaller, manageable steps can make them easier to handle.
Use a planner, calendar app, or even sticky notes to help you stay organized and remember important tasks.

Mental exercise is important for maintaining cognitive function. Engage in activities that challenge your brain, such as puzzles, crosswords, reading, or learning a new skill.
These activities help keep your mind active and improve memory and concentration.

Getting enough quality sleep is essential for overall brain function. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, create a comfortable sleep environment, and follow a consistent sleep schedule.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, consult your healthcare team for guidance.

Remember, chemo brain is a temporary side effect of treatment, and with time and proper self-care, you can regain your mental sharpness.
Be patient with yourself, and don’t hesitate to contact your healthcare team for support and guidance.

This content is provided for your general education and information only. It does not necessarily reflect Belong’s views and opinions. Belong does not endorse or support any specific product, service, or treatment.

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