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Meredith Begley - May 2016
"Chemo brain", an ailment marked by cognitive changes that can sometimes mimic other conditions, often accompanies chemotherapy treatments. Occupational therapists help patients experiencing chemo brain to strengthen their memory.
Chemo brain can be difficult to diagnose due to the many symptoms that can often resemble anxiety, insomnia, menopause, or even just aging. Once those conditions have been ruled out, occupational therapy is often a good next step. Occupational therapy for chemo brain involves mental exercises to strengthen the mind, instead of physical exercises to strengthen the body.
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Original source: www.mskcc.org