Idelle Davidson
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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Cancer Survivor
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Breast cancer survivor and co-author (with Dr. Dan Silverman at UCLA) of "Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus"

Idelle Davidson's Blog

Is "Chemo Brain" A Disability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

See my article in today's Huffington Post on this topic. I interviewed Joanna Morales who is an attorney and the director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. She provided some great information about workplace protections available to people who have been through chemotherapy and now have issues with memory and concentration, etc.

All the best to… Continue

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Hear My Interview on Empower Radio

Hi Everyone,

I was just interviewed by Mel Mejoros of Empower Radio about my book, "Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus." (I coauthored the book with Dr. Dan Silverman at UCLA.)

I've been interviewed several times but this was probably the most fun conversation of all. Mel has a great

sense of humor and she is a very warm and inviting radio host.

You can hear the interview at this… Continue

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 11:37pm

What Mice Tell Us About Stimulating the Mind

De we ever really lose our memories?

That's what a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wanted to know. And so to begin, they genetically engineered some mice to develop Alzheimer's disease-like symptoms. The mice quickly forgot what had taken them several weeks to learn (one task was navigating a water maze).

The next phase involved sensory stimulation. Would it make a

difference in memory retrieval? To find… Continue

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 5:44am — 2 Comments

Validating "Chemo Brain"

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 others in and outside of my group began to share their own… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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YAY! Thank you!!
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Welcome Idelle!

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