It’s an unhappy fact; “chemo brain” is real. Chemo brain is described as a sort of mental fogginess that can impact short term memory and make it harder to stay organized or concentrate on specific tasks.
To reduce stress, we recommend using an electronic or paper planner. One of our favorites is The Ready For Recovery Cancer Treatment Planner.
The Cancer Treatment Planner provides you or your caregiver with a roadmap of what to expect, organizes and keeps all important information in one place including test results and treatment protocols to appointments, survivorship plans and notes, and provides recovery tips from diagnosis through survivorship. In addition, the two piece set includes a journal for personal reflections and notes.
Staying organized is one way to help manage chemo brain. The Dana Farber Cancer Institute suggests doing this as well. Engage in regular moderate exercise and practice good sleep hygiene. And remember to share your concerns with your cancer care team.