Monday, October 25, 2010

Testing for "Chemo Brain" as a Disability

[You may have seen my recent interview with Joanna Morales of the Cancer Legal Resource Center.  Joanna very kindly answered my questions about workplace protections for people with "chemo brain" and she did a fabulous job (See October 4, 2010).

In this week's post, prominent clinical psychologist Robert Ferguson, PhD, discusses how difficult it has been for scientists in general to define cognitive "disability."  He zooms in a bit on one of his case studies.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cognitive Changes After Treatment

In this video, the director of the Lance Armstrong Foundation Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute interviews psychologist Mary-Ellen Meadows about "chemo brain." Dr. Meadows also works at Dana-Farber. You'll find some basic but good information here, much of it covered in Your Brain After Chemo.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Misleading Headline About Chemo Brain?

Okay, maybe it's just me but a headline from last week's story in the New York Times about "chemo brain," left me baffled and concerned enough about accuracy that I posted a comment stating as much on the New York Times Well blog.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Book for Young Adults With Cancer

I just finished reading a book that I'd like to recommend called, "Everything Changes: The Insider's Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s" by Kairol Rosenthal.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Guide to the New Health Care Reform Law From the Author of a Guide to Cancer

By Kairol Rosenthal
Guest Blogger

Brain fog is hard enough without the dizzying language of health insurance red tape.  But, it's well worth cutting through the haze to understand these new benefits.