The Cognitive and Emotional Effects of Brain Tumours and Pituitary Tumours Heart and Mind Introduction People with Brain Tumours and Pituitary Tumours may sometimes experience emotional problems and changes in thinking abilities. This booklet is aimed at people who have been diagnosed with a brain tumours or pituitary tumour to increase understanding of the changes that may occur in how the person feels emotionally. We also explain how such tumours sometimes affect thinking processes such as memory, language and concentration. As well we will discuss in more detail later, these changes in thinking and emotions may be caused by the tumour itself, the effect of certain treatments or simply by changes to your everyday life. This booklet offers some practical advice as to how to manage some emotional and cognitive thinking difficulties associated with such tumours. It is important to remember that everyone is different and that the problems described in this booklet may not apply to you. On the other hand you may find that you can relate to several of the scenarios described. Finally, we decided to include both brain tumours and pituitary tumours in the same booklet as some of the practical advice on how to cope with emotional and cognitive problems applies to both diagnoses. To read more and download the rest of the booklet please click here.