By Ardra Shephard , Guest Blogger ( You can find Arda at www.trippingonair.com )
What You Need To Know About MS Cognitive Dysfunction
I recently completed a stint in neuro-rehab for some much needed attention to my MS. I had a full MS glam-up with a speech language pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT), and a physiotherapist (PT) who put me in a harness and nurtured some latent Cirque du Soleil dreams. At the end of the program I had a cognitive evaluation, which is why you clicked this bait–cognitive dysfunction needs to be on your radar if you have MS.
Look Ma, no rollator!
MS can affect so many things it would be less of a bummer to list the ways it can’t mess with you. When it comes to cognition, MS can impact memory, concentration, problem-solving, verbal-fluency, and word-finding as well as the speed and efficacy at which we process and remember information. Changes can be subtle and are often overlooked, go unnoticed, or are blamed on natural ageing, but it’s important to know if MS is causing cognitive dysfunction. What gets measured gets managed.
I’m pretty sure some cognitive impairment explains why I got mascara in my hair and eye-shadow on my ankle this morning, and why I sometimes put ground coffee in my mug instead of in the pot.
I no longer keep the tube of shea butter next to the toothpaste, or my nail polish remover next to my eye make-up remover. I’m blaming MS on my struggle to identify and remember faces, though I’m not sure who to blame for the difficulty I have concentrating on The Banker’s questionable movie choices (I’m lying, I blame him). Click here to read the rest of the article https://trippingonair.com/2021/01/what-you-need-to-know-about-ms-cognitive-dysfunction.html