'Chemobrain' is a common term used to describe thinking, memory and concentration problems that can arise after a cancer diagnosis or treatment.
Some of the common symptoms of chemobrain are:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling unusually confused at times
- Being disorganised
- Feeling mental foginess
- Being unable to keep attention
- Difficulty finding the right word
- Poor short term memory
- Forgetting important tasks
- Challenges with multitasking
Many people just accept this as being their new normal after a cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment, but there are many things which can help!
This is a 4-week series of workshops which aim to provide practical advice and strategies to manage memory and concentration problems associated with cancer and cancer treatments.
Week 1 will focus on understanding how cancer and cancer treatment can affect our thinking processes. We will explore some of the risk factors associated with memory and concentration problems and introduce you to the self-management strategies that we will be learning about to help manage these in day to day life.
Week 2 will focus on understanding the relationship between pain and fatigue on your memory and concentration and explore practical strategies to manage these.
Week 3 will focus on understanding the relationship between poor sleep and stress on our memory and concentration and explore practical strategies to manage these.
Week 4 will conclude our workshop with an exploration of the practical management strategies to improve memory and concentration performance during daily life activities.
This programme of workshops will be delivered by Kimberley Clarke, Occupational Therapist at Strive Clinic Galway.
€90 for total course of four workshops, each lasting approximately 60 minutes.
Workshops will commence at 1pm each day in Strive Clinic, Level 2, Briarhill Shopping Centre, Galway.
Week 1 - Tuesday February 27th
Week 2 - Tuesday March 6th
Week 3 - Tuesday March 13th
Week 4 - Tuesday March 20th
This programme is designed for attendance at all four workshops.
How to book
Spaces are limited on this workshop series so early booking is essential. Please call Strive Clinic on 091 393 180 to reserve your space.