We’ve added two new links on Chemo Brain:
Category Archives: Chemo Brain
As if fighting cancer wasn’t bad enough, it appears that many chemotherapy treatments (as well the cancer itself or related conditions) interfere with memory and thinking. While not many direct treatments for chemobrain currently exist (a few drugs may be of help), there are a number of coping strategies to minimize the effects of chemobrain.
We’ve added new links pointing at four web articles about chemo brain generally, and about coping with it. The links have been added under Chemo Brain. The articles are:
Chemo brain [Mayo Clinic]
Chemobrain [MD Anderson Center]
Attention, Thinking, or Memory Problems
New links added today:
Short-term fasting may improve health …a new study suggests that a diet that replicates some effects of milder deprivation may not only lower your weight but also confer other benefits … following the diet for just 5 days a month improves several measures of health, including reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria New research … finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in cognitive flexibility…
Physical Activity May Help Treat Dementia New research shows that being physically active not only reduces cognitive decline and improves neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia but may actually reduce Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers, including amyloid and tau protein in the brain.
Exercise and Mental Health: Many Reasons to Move In this review, the potential effects of exercise on the aging process and on mental health are discussed, concerning some of the recent findings on animal and human research. The overwhelming evidence present in the literature today suggests that exercise ensures successful brain functioning.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Brain Health Studies show that about 30% of people with RA experience thinking problems such as difficulty paying attention, making decisions, and concentrating.