As you know, I have already talked about chemo brain. I do crossword puzzles and I read to help with my cognitive reasoning. Having said that, I have been seeing commercials for something called Prevagen, which is a supplement that is used to help with memory. The problem with this is, every time I go into a store, I forget to buy the Prevagen. If I write myself a reminder to buy the Prevagen. I forget to look at the note that says Prevagen. Sometimes I even forget where I placed the note that says Prevagen.

Here are 8 Core Cognitive Capacities – say this ten times fast (when I hear the term cognitive, it reminds me of “being old”. How old is old? I keep raising the bar on this one, but without further ado, here’s the list:

  • Sustained attention
  • Response inhibition
  • Speed of information processing
  • Cognitive flexibility and control
  • Multiple simultaneous attention
  • Working memory
  • Category formation
  • Pattern recognition

*Talk with your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms

I started a conversation in my head about the whole cognitive “thing” after I received a pamphlet in the mail from my health insurance company. The title read – “You Deserve to Feel Your Safest at Home! We’ve Got You Covered.”

When I opened said pamphlet, the inside of it said, “Have you ordered your bathroom safety products, this year?”

What? No I haven’t….

The pamphlet provided me with a handy dandy list of products I may need – A raised toilet seat, a shower chair, and a clamp-on tub rail were just a few of the things that were suggested. Now, these are items that I would think of for my 84 year old mother, but me? I know that I’ve been through a lot and may have needed this gear at one point in my life, but really? These were not for age related reasons. I would love to hear from some of my friends on this matter. Those who are around my age (and you all know who you are). I’ll be waiting. Until next week – K xo

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