|About the Book|
Chemo brain injury is a long-term side effect of chemotherapy, affecting 100,000 Americans yearly. For ten years or more, these patients live with difficulties concentrating, organizing, multi-tasking, and other cognitive challenges. For many, life is so changed that the old self is no longer recognizable.With the recent increase in use of powerful chemotherapy drugs, many people know someone who suffers from chemo brain injury. Beyond Chemo Brain: Recovering after Surviving offers patients, friends, families and caregivers factual information, the author’s own compelling stories of struggle and recovery, and important steps for coping and healing.Patients learn how to:-create a healing environment-cope with cognitive deficits-support the brain and the human spirit during recovery-learn from the chemo brain experienceCaregivers learn:-what to expect and what not to expect from the patient-how to support the recovery processThe book is personal, hopeful and written in simple, very human language. It provides a much-needed framework of support and hope for cancer survivors learning to live with chemo brain injury.