Posts Tagged ‘memory’

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

Associated Reactions. . . Ever Have ‘Em??

In my recent post on how smells affected our memory I neglected to write about my associated reaction with the Metro North Train to NYC. Since surviving cancer my love of NYC has been somewhat tainted. I had all of my surgery, treatment, and followup visits at Sloan Kettering in the city. I feel very...
August 17th, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Have you ever used visualization or imagery?

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Our bodies are great at remembering hard times: The smell of alcohol in a hospital makes my heart race.  I can’t wear turtlenecks because they remind me of the compression bandage on my throat after my thyroidectomy. But the flip side is that our bodies can conjure great experiences too.  Here’s...
August 17th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Got any tips and tricks for cancer brain fog?

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I do.  Read this book: Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting The Fog and Getting Back Your Focus by Dr. Dan Silverman and Idelle Davidson. The best trick for cancer brain fog is to learn about it and become empowered. Your Brain After Chemo provides copious information on cancer brain...
August 6th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Got any tips and tricks for cancer brain fog?

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I do.  Read this book: Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting The Fog and Getting Back Your Focus by Dr. Dan Silverman and Idelle Davidson. The best trick for cancer brain fog is to learn about it and become empowered. Your Brain After Chemo provides copious information on cancer brain...
August 6th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More