How to Help Someone with a Brain Tumor
People who have a brain tumor may have trouble with their ability to think, remember, reason, and concentrate. Follow these tips to help your loved one and reduce frustration in your family:
The National Cancer Institute says that one of the most important roles family members can play is helping others understand your loved one's symptoms. Many times patients look fine because some of cancer's symptoms may be "invisible" until the person faces certain challenging situations. These might occur when the person tries to remember names, directions, or how to do a task. Knowing that you will be a buffer to stressful interactions can be reassuring to your loved one.
Finally, ask your loved one's doctor what can be done to help improve cognitive health. Cognitive treatments may be especially important after cancer treatment ends.