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Memory and Attention Adaptation Training for Chemo Brain: Out of the Fog
One of the most disturbing and distressing side effects of cancer are changes in memory, word finding, concentration, organization, and processing of information.
This eight-week Managing and Attention Adaptation Training (MAAT) program is open to cancer patients/survivors. It is designed to help improve memory and manage cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI), more commonly known as brain fog or chemo brain.
Each session is goal-focused, and time-limited and will teach skills to practice at home in between visits using everyday, real-life situations.
This free program includes pre-screening and a post-class “boost” visits at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s David & Donna Long Cancer Center. The eight sessions are held online.
Who is this program for?
The MAAT program is intended for cancer survivors who have completed cancer treatments or are nearing the end of their treatment. It will be taught by a Sharp HealthCare speech-language pathologist and an oncology social worker.
Why should I attend?
Getting started with MAAT may never come at a perfect time. Here are some questions to help you decide if you are ready:
- Do I have memory or attention problems that interfere with my family activities, work and social life?
- Do others point out to me or show concern (either verbally or nonverbally) that I have forgotten a conversation or information just told to me?
- Do I have the time now to devote to weekly MAAT meetings?
- Can I ask family members, friends, co-workers or community members to help me with transportation to MAAT sessions or set aside time for video visits (e.g., help with responsibilities, leave work early to get to appointments)?
- Do I believe MAAT can help improve my function and quality of life?
If you answered yes to three of the five questions above, you are ready to begin!