How to minimize cognitive effects?

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Question from Rbrent: What strategies can you use to minimize any cognitive effects of chemo while you are going through it?
Answers - Jennifer Griggs, M.D., M.P.H. In addition to the hints and tips on, maintaining good sleep habits, and getting fresh air—as much as possible.
Marisa Weiss, M.D. Maintaining as many of the rhythms in your life can be useful. Keep a fairly regular schedule so your body can adjust and know what to expect from day to day. Figure out a system that helps you remember the important things. Writing a list can be very helpful. Putting your keys in one place. Hey, even ask kids to wear name tags if necessary!

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Chemotherapy Updates featured Jennifer Griggs, M.D., M.P.H. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about advances in chemotherapy treatment: different types of drugs and regimens, how to reduce or eliminate unpleasant side effects, and more.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2002.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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