Are you forgetting simple things like a word or what you’re looking for? Do you have difficulty concentrating and multitasking? You may have brain fog (sometimes called “brain chemo”).
Studies show that up to 75% of cancer survivors experience changes that disrupt thinking and memory as a result of diagnosis or treatment. Yes, brain fog really does exist, but chemotherapy isn’t the only culprit for this problem.
To talk about the possible causes of brain fog and what you can do about it, I invited Dr. Heather Palmer to join us on this blog. Dr. Palmer, an expert in the relationship between the brain and behavior, also founded Maximum Capacity, a company that offers programs that help people beat fog and put their ideas back in place.
Tell us about your experience with brain fog and tell us what you have done to cope with it.