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'Where am I?'


February 13, 2019

In writing about my husband Lynn’s cancer journey, I mentioned something called chemo brain. Chemotherapy can affect a person’s cognitive abilities, especially short term memory. Many factors influence how much a person is affected.

One factor is age. Older individuals, especially those who were already showing some signs of mental decline, will see more changes. A person’s overall health is also a factor.

At 77 years old, Lynn was already showing some memory issues before his diagnosis. He was dependent on his cellphone calendar to remind him of appointments. More and more often, I...

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