Your Brain After Chemo

Your Brain After Chemo

A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back your Focus

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the symptoms and causes of brain chemo, the cognitive impairments that follow chemotherapy treatments, and outlines a plan for recovery that includes brain exercises, a healthy diet, medicine, and lifestyle changes.

Perseus Publishing
A ground-breaking guide to ?post-chemo brain,” the cognitive impairment that often follows chemotherapy

Chemotherapy saves lives, but new studies—including research led by coauthor Dr. Dan Silverman—reveal that the agents used to kill cancer cells may also impair normal brain function. Even years after treatment, patients report problems with memory, concentrating, multitasking, and word retrieval. As one person put it, “I’ve lost my edge.”

If you’ve undergone chemotherapy, perhaps you’re among those who’ve had trouble following the thread of a conversation or feel “less than” who you once were. Until recently, oncologists often discounted or trivialized “chemo brain.” Now, argue Silverman and Idelle Davidson, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary; thankfully, you can rest assured that you’re not alone in feeling this way—and that you can do something about it.

Calling on cutting-edge scientific research and the inspiring stories of survivors (including Davidson’s own experiences with chemotherapy and its effects), this groundbreaking book will forever change how you think about your brain after chemo. Perhaps most important, it offers much-needed strategies to improve memory and focus, and an invaluable nine-step program to help keep your brain sharp. Your Brain after Chemo gives you the coping skills to move on with your life.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Lifelong, 2009
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780738212593
Branch Call Number: 616.994 SILVE
Characteristics: xvii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Idelle


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