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There are many ways that you, your loved ones and healthcare team can reduce the effect memory difficulties have on your everyday life.
Remember not to be too hard on yourself. Not being able to remember things like you used to can be frustrating, stressful, embarrassing, and more. People with memory difficulties have said it helps if you can be upfront and open about it (tell people you have difficulties) and also, where possible, see the funny side of it.
Depending on what difficulty you have and how badly it affects you, you may find some of the following suggestions useful. They have been suggested by people who are living with brain tumours and healthcare professionals:
Test and track your short-term memory with the BRIAN snap challenge. It takes 20 seconds and you’ll see how your score changes from day to day. You can use the results to talk to your consultant or GP if you have concerns.
BRIAN is our trusted online app where you can track your experience, compare it with others who’ve been there and get the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.
Taking care of yourself can affect how well you function mentally:
If you need someone to talk to or advice on where to get help, our Support and Information team is available by phone, email or live-chat.
Jennifer's shares her experience of memory difficulties after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
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