Cancer treatment can affect the way you think, your memory, or your ability to concentrate.

The combination of medical treatment, fatigue, and stress can make it hard to think normally. This often improves after treatment has stopped, but can often be managed with special strategies if it persists or causes problems.

Resources for rehabilitation of thinking and memory (cognition)

Cancer Related Brain Fog

Luminosity uses games to improve cognitive abilities. Some content is available for free, with the rest available by subscription, and can be accessed on a computer or mobile device.

Clockwork Brain
Clockwork Brain, and other similar apps, is available for Apple and Android users in their respective app stores. It has some free content, and more available through watching  advertisements. Similar to Luminosity, it uses games to challenge specific aspects of cognition and adapts to challenge you further as you get better. 

Finding help with rehabilitation of thinking and memory (cognition)

Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship program
A neuropsychologist is available to University Health Network patients to address concerns related to cognition during or after treatment. You do not need a referral.

What You Can Do About Brain Fog – now ONLINE!
A class offered once per month at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to review strategies for managing cancer related brain fog. Registration required. Please call 416-581-8620 or email through the link above.

Wellspring’s Brain Fog program (in person – temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)
An 8-week program offered in-person at various Wellspring locations. Free of charge. No referral required.

Wellspring’s Brain Fog program (online)
An 8-week program offered online. Free of charge. No referral required.