Cognitive Changes: Educating Breast Cancer Survivors With the Think Well: Healthy Living to Improve Cognitive Function Program
Cognitive changes may occur after cancer treatment and interfere with day-to-day activities of breast cancer survivors. Current guidelines recommend validating cognitive concerns, increasing patient education, and suggesting appropriate interventions. Educational programs, including Think Well: Healthy Living to Improve Cognitive Function, can increase the awareness of cognitive changes and provide strategies for self-management to breast cancer survivors and their family and friends.
AT A GLANCE
- Oncology nurses can validate cognitive changes that breast cancer survivors experience after cancer treatment and encourage healthy lifestyles.
- The Think Well program adapts evidence-based guidelines into the curriculum and educates patients on cognitive changes and healthy living strategies.
- Oncology nurses can deliver the Think Well program in community settings, such as rural areas where resources may be limited.