POWERFUL: The Reality of Life with a Brain Tumour.
1,017 people completed a comprehensive survey, 15 people were selected to take part in face to face interviews and 25 were asked to keep online diaries over 7 days.
- Nine out of ten people said their tumour affected their emotional or mental health.
- Nine out of ten people said they became more reliant on others.
- One in two people experience financial difficulty.
The report reveals people who feel they have lost their identity as memories, personalities, thoughts and speech change. Losing physical or mental functions can feel like a betrayal, and reliance on the care and support of others increases.
No longer being able to work, socialise or even help around the house can have a devastating effect on relationships with loved ones. Living with a brain tumour also means coping with the fear of death and anxiety about the wellbeing of those left behind.
We here at Jersey Brain Tumour Charity support their work & findings & once again highlights the importance of our work her in Jersey to support those who need help.
Read more here: http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/about-us/losing-myself
(Please note that the content of this report may be upsetting, especially if you or a loved one are currently living with a brain tumour and you may not wish to read it.)
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