Coping with Changes in yourself
After diagnosis and treatment for a brain tumour, a person often may not be the same. Changes in behavior and thinking occur in the majority of patients at some point during their treatment. The extent of changes can vary considerably from person to person. Changes can be as subtle as mild forgetfulness or as dramatic as deep depression or abusive, violent outbursts.
In all cases it is important to share any changes with your doctor.
It's important to remember that not everybody who is affected by a brain tumour will experience the same challenges.
There is a range of different communication difficulties that you may experience: language impairment (also known as 'aphasia'), speech difficulties, cognitive difficulties.
Learning new coping strategies can help people living with a brain tumour (and those around them) feel more able to cope and reduce feelings of frustration or isolation.
One of the ways to cope with seizures is to identify any particular triggers for you and lessen your exposure to them.
There are lots of strategies for making sure you're as safe as possible when you do have a seizure or you're better prepared to care for somebody who may experience seizures.