Brain cancer fact sheet: Neglecting Personal Care / Looking after yourself – When how you look no longer seems to be important
Neglecting personal care is no longer caring about showering and dressing, and not feeling like cooking or eating meals.
This lack of care with the way one looks and well being may be due to a range of problems including:
- Changes due to surgery or treatment.
A survey of people with a brain tumour found that 9% sometimes or frequently neglected their personal care.
Carers of people with a brain tumour who were surveyed indicated that 10% found the personal habits of their relative were very poor and they needed prompts from others.