Mon, 22 Aug|
Bloomhill Cancer Care
Brain Fog: What is it & What can I do about it?
Mild to moderate cognitive impairment (brain fog) may affect up to 75% of cancer patients for some time following treatment. Difficulty remembering, paying attention & concentrating; & a reduced capacity to multi-task, organise & complete complex tasks can significantly impact your day-to-day life.
Time & Location
22 Aug, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bloomhill Cancer Care, 58 Ballinger Rd, Buderim QLD 4556, Australia
About the event
These cognitive symptoms can cause you to feel frustrated, fearful and embarrassed, leading to decreased self-esteem, increased anxiety, a lack of confidence in relation to work and social settings, and an overall reduction in your emotional well-being. The inability to participate as effectively in your everyday life constitutes a major loss, and this in conjunction with a loss of control and independence for a period of time, can result in a changed sense of self.
Julie (a cancer survivor herself who experienced significant cognitive issues following her own cancer experience several years ago), believes it is important to provide education for survivors and their families around this topic, to validate & normalise the experience, and to teach self-management & coping strategies to reduce psychological distress and improve quality of life at this time.