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 87 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.

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