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How I Deal With RA Brain Fog

In medspeak, brain fog is called cognitive impairment, and it can be way more disruptive than you realize.

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    • Brain Fog Article: Oregon Health Sciences University(n.d.). Brain Fog vs. Dementia. Center for Women's Health.

    • Executive Function Article: University of California – San Francisco. (n.d.). Executive Functions. Weill Institute for Neurosciences Memory and Aging Center.

    • Adults and Chronic Pain Research: Nadar, M. S., Jasem, Z., & Manee, F. S. (2016). The Cognitive Functions in Adults with Chronic Pain: A Comparative Study. Pain Research and Management, 2016, 1-8.

    • RA and Brain Fog: Says:, K., Says:, J., & Says:, H. (2015, June 10). The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Brain Fog.

    Lene  Andersen, MSW

    Lene Andersen, MSW


    Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

    Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.