Speech Language Pathologists at CVMC can help chemotherapy patients experiencing cognitive impairment learn coping strategies and improve cognitive skills.
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Research has shown that some cancer drugs can cause changes in the brain. These changes occur in the parts of the brain that perform functions such as memory, planning, and putting thoughts into action.
Chemo brain is the mental cloudiness and confusion that can occur before, during and after cancer treatment.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Chemo Brain
Feeling disorganized or confused
Feeling overwhelmed with task completion or managing once familiar tasks
Difficulty with word finding
Feeling of mental fogginess and/or fatigue
Taking longer than usual to complete routine tasks
Difficulty remembering details of a conversation
Difficulty mentally ‘holding onto’ information (e.g., a list of words or numbers)
These symptoms can be subtle and imperceptible to others, but can alter a patient’s ability to successfully participate in their everyday environments, leading to understandable frustration and concerns.
Our Speech Language Pathologists can help you learn coping strategies to manage these symptoms, and work with you to improve your cognitive skills.
Use our online form to request an appointment with a CVMC Physical Therapist (PT), Occupational Therapist (OT) or Speech Language Pathologist (SLP).
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