Memory and thought-process training show promise in managing breast cancer symptoms

Oct 4, 2012 Full story: Science Daily

Diane M. Von Ah, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor at the IU School of Nursing and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and colleagues studied two different treatment options for breast cancer survivors because they often report problems with memory or feelings of mental slowness, which can lead to depression, ... (more)

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#1 Oct 5, 2012
This is a good idea. Anything that is going to help, even a little, with the lack of concentration, memory problems, mental dullness. It would be better if a definite cause could be found, chemotherapy? radiotherapy? depression? too early menopause?, until then keeping mentally active is helpful. In my own experience i have found it's improved some over time, but has not gone back to my former sharpness. i found reading difficult, so i started back with reading less complicated books for shorter periods. i also played some simple word-games (there are some on the offbeat forum here in Topix). Basically find a level of something which stimulates/taxes you but not overly so then gradually work a bit harder.

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