This morning a friend called and asked me to meet her at noon. Okay. Hung up, took a shower...couldn't remember what time I was supposed to meet her. Called her back....Noon. Got to talking to another friend on the phone for five minutes...forgot the time again!
Went to the car without my purse. Noticed my ribs were on fire so decided to take three Advil. Walked back to the car without my purse again.
Just another day in fibro paradise for me!
I know I have a different disease but we really do share a lot of symptoms. With MS, as the lesion load progresses and brain atrophy comes into play, cognitive issues develop. There is definitely something to be done! I am angered by doctors who say there is nothing to be done about this. These strategies are not unique to MS treatment. This can be used for MS, Alzheimers, brain injury or whatever!!
A specially trained health professional (neuropsychologist, speech/ language pathologist, or occupational therapist) administers a battery of tests to evaluate cognitive dysfunction. Based on the test findings—including the person's cognitive deficits and strengths—the health professional can provide cognitive rehabilitation, including:
Robin, you're not going crazy! Feel better now? I think the fog is the most frightening aspect of FMS for me. It has gotten so much worse over the past 13 yrs, and it wasn't pretty before that. That was the 1st concern on my list to my former dr. yrs ago. I was afraid I was getting early onset AD. My dr thought it was silly to question that at my age (50), shortly after that visit I ran into a very close family friend (like cousins). She told me her mother, my childhood friend had been dx w/ AD. My dear friend was 55. She has progressed to the point they aren't expecting her to survive the yr. She will be 62 on Monday. When I heard of her dx, I went back to my dr and told her I was even more concerned. She finally relented and I was tested. As she so sweetly told me, They found nothing! I was relieved, but still didn't know why I had the memory problems I had. My dr never ventured any ideas. Except 'that happens to everyone'.
I have had tests done since then, and they still come up negative. If you are concerned, see about the tests. I also like Gretchen's suggestions.
God bless. Alice.
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