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Living with brain tumour fatigue can be, well, exhausting.

Brain tumour fatigue is one one of the most frequent and distressing problems described by people living with a brain tumour. It occurs with emotion, cognitive and behavioural problems and can be due to neurological dysfunction, treatments, mood disturbances and supportive medications, meaning it is different to fatigue you may have heard of before.

We’ve built a range of resources, t that are designed to help you understand brain tumour fatigue, and not only manage it, but thrive with it.

The brainstrust fatigue resource

This resource is really important as it enables people living with a brain tumour and their loved ones to understand what is meant by fatigue, and how self-manage brain cancer related fatigue so that they can:

  • Understand and evaluate their fatigue
  • Learn a new pace of living
  • Take steps to mitigate the impact of fatigue
  • Make the most of what they can do, rather than what they can’t.

You can access our brain tumour fatigue resource online here – or get in touch if you’d like to request a hard copy.

Thrive online workshops to help you manage your fatigue

Wednesday 26 August, 10-11.30am

Join us for a repeat of our Thrive, with managing fatigue online workshop: This webinar will help you to understand fatigue and how it is different for people living with a brain tumour. You will explore how being fatigued is impacting on your quality of life and learn some effective strategies so that you own the fatigue rather than it owning you.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 2 September, 10-11.30am

On 2nd September, nutritionist Jane Rose-land will be running another online workshop all about diet and brain tumours – this time focusing on using food to fight fatigue.

So that you can be more informed, more engaged, and cope better, you can now access brainstrust workshops online. Thrive events are more focused than a Meet Up – if you are feeling lost or confused, need practical information and would like a deeper dive into specific aspects of life with a brain tumour, then Thrive events are for you.

 

Further information

Sleeping better: Brain tumour fatigue is unfortunately not something that can be solved by a good night’s sleep. That said, having a good, consistent sleep routine can make a huge difference to your ability to manage your fatigue throughout the day. Have a read of our handy guide all about sleeping better here.

How you cope with fatigue: There is so much to learn from the brain tumour community – people who have been there, and know first hand what you’re going through. We compiled your tips and advice into an article that you can read here.

If you’ve got any questions, get in touch! Give us a call on 01983 292 405. Click here to see our full online events calendar.