What may help

Talk to your Doctor

Whatever is causing the confusion, it may be treatable. Some medications may be available to help you.

Get organised

If you are worried that forgetfulness or other lapses in awareness may affect your everyday duties, you may need to swallow your pride and consider delegating the more important responsibilities, keeping thorough diary entries for example about what you normally do in a day or what needs to be done, writing notes to yourself (that others may take a cue from if need be) or asking trusted friends to follow up with you.



If you are worried you may be caught out by confusion in public, wear a medical bracelet that carries your details and the nature of your condition. 

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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015