Navigate Lupus Fog
Have you experienced Lupus Brain Fog (cognitive dysfunction)?
Maintaining employment while experiencing cognitive changes related to lupus (lupus fog/brain fog) can be a challenge. Neuropsychologists and vocational rehabilitation counselors may be able to help develop specific strategies to complete work and other tasks even when you are experiencing difficulties due to brain fog. We hope that some of the generic strategies that we find useful are also helpful to you in getting through your responsibilities while experiencing lupus fog.
One-to-one rehabilitation vocational counseling and/or working with a neuropsychologist to develop compensatory strategies specific to your unique situations may be the best long term strategy when experiencing cognitive symptoms related to lupus~ and it is recommended that you talk with your physician about an evaluation by a neuropsychologist, who can document the short or longer term difficulties you are experiencing and may also provide strategies for addressing your specific situation. Gaining access to a vocational rehabilitation counselor or neuropsychologist may take a bit of time.
We initiated NavigateLupusFog as a means to provide on-demand assistance on those days when there are work and other responsibilities to fulfill and lupus fog is a bothersome symptom. We hope the podcasts are an aid to you in achieving your goals.
Carey Busch, Master of Education in Clinical Counseling, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
Jan Orosz, Ph.D., Public Policy and Management
You can find our podcasts by clicking here: NavigateLupusFog Podcasts or by typing in this URL: http://www.navigatelupusfog.com/podcasts.php
Use passphrase: navigatelupusfog2013
Background information on our project was included in the Lupus Foundation of America's publication Lupus Now Spring 2010 article titled "Think again: Coping with changes in cognitive function."
You can also find additional information on lupus-related memory problems at:
- http://lupus.webmd.com/d2n-coping-with-lupus-11/lupus-fog-memory-problems and
- 15 Questions with Dr. Meggan Mackay - "Is it all in my head?" - Dealing with cognitive issues and headaches associated with lupus