Articles By: Idelle Davidson

Physical Exercise May Help With “Chemo Brain”

By Idelle Davidson – Physical exercise is hugely important to recover all those marbles we somehow lose during cancer treatment. Exercise increases blood flow (and oxygen) to the brain. In laboratory studies, animals that exercise regularly create new neurons in the hippocampus. That region of...
August 17th, 2010 | Editorial, News, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

Research Rock Stars at University of Rochester (Bet you can’t say that five times really, really fast…)

I have no connection to the University of Rochester in New York other than I interviewed one of their scientists while researching and writing Your Brain After Chemo.  Perhaps if I did, I wouldn’t sound like some gushing M.C. But here goes: Boys and girls, brothers and sisters, give it up for...
January 20th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

Memories Lost After Cancer Treatment? Can You Get Them Back?

Memories Lost After Cancer Treatment?  Can You Get Them Back?
A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was interested in memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease. What they learned may very well be applied to people suffering from cancer brain fog. Their question was: Are those memories really gone forever? And so they genetically engineered...
November 30th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

Lost Your Words? Call Them “Chemo Brain”

You know it’s just on the tip of your tongue. It’s a word that has a “ka” sound in the beginning and a “tah” sound somewhere at the end. And you can almost see it, but then darn, it’s gone. Perhaps later, when you’re rushing to slap dinner on the table,...
November 6th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

Your Brain After Chemo

It wasn’t until I joined a support group after completing chemotherapy for breast cancer that I realized there was something to this thing called “chemo brain.” I had certainly experienced it: my head filled with so much fog that on bad days I couldn’t remember my own phone number. But then...
October 3rd, 2009 | Your Brain After Chemo | Read More