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    Tammycare asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How do family members cope with severe chemo brain

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    • Ears2035's Avatar

      It is very real. I had chemo treatments for a year and it got progressively worse towards the end. I couldn't concentrate, couldn't focus and couldn't remember squat. I had to write myself notes to remind myself about everything. My memory retention was about 20 seconds. It gradually improves but 3 years later I'm still not as sharp as I was before.

      almost 8 years ago
    • livnlrn12395's Avatar

      Chemo Brain is real I have it. It must be the people who have not gone through aggressive chemo who are saying it does not exist.

      almost 8 years ago
    • DaveWaz's Avatar

      Thank you for sharing your situation.

      Your question reminded me of two blog articles we have recently posted on the site.

      The first is about tips and tricks for coping with chemo brain for cancer patients. Reading those tips may be able to help you with your mother.

      The second is from "patient to loved ones", what they want their loved ones to know about having cancer.

      I wish you luck in your care to your mother and relationship with your daughter. WhatNext is here for you!

      over 7 years ago
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    Side Effects (Chemo brain): Cognitive deficits that are disrupting family relationships

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