Your physician will work to find out what is causing these problems. They may be caused by stress or a medicine you are taking. Or, they may be caused by cancer, cancer treatment, or other health problem.
Use the list below to get helpful tips:
Plan your day.
- Do things that need the most thinking at the time of day when you feel the best.
- Get extra rest.
Get help to remember things.
- Write down or tape record things you want to remember.
- Write down important dates and information on a calendar.
- Use a pill box or calendar to help you keep track of your medicines.
Ask for help.
- Ask a friend or family member for extra help when you need it.
- Ask your TCI care nurse or Care Navigator (social worker) to keep track of medicines and clinic visits.
- If you are very confused, have someone stay with you. Don’t stay home alone.
Questions to ask your TCI care team:
- What problems should I call you about?
- What could be causing my memory loss?
- Is there a medicine that can help me?
- What other tips can you give me that might help?
- How long will these problems last?
“My nurse said that during treatment it may be hard to concentrate. I put important dates on the calendar. I also taped notes on the door to help me remember things.”