Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis


Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☉ Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis Author Jeffrey N. Gingold – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The thinking disability of multiple sclerosis affects many people with the disease, who do not realize this invisible symptom which disconnects mental pathways in the brain is the cause of their confu The thinking disability of multiple sclerosis Cognitive Challenges eBook ´ affects many people with the disease, who do not realize this invisible symptom which disconnects mental pathways in the brain is the cause of their confusion When Jeffrey Gingold misplaced his wife on the living room couch and became lost while driving just blocks from his home, little did he know it was an effect of MS Here, he documents his struggle, bringing a too often hidden disability into the Facing the Epub / open Written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with the disease s cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities, the book is also an essential resource for families and caregivers, as well as for physicians and other medical professionals who lack awareness of the issue Call Outs and Perspectives in each chapter help the reader recognize their own thinking difficulties, offering specific tools for coping and maintaining their vitality.


10 thoughts on “Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

  1. Desirée Meyer Desirée Meyer says:

    Good book to read to understand the nonphysical symptoms of MS Jeff shares his experiences of this disease s ability to impact one s mental and emotional functioning.


  2. Jen Jen says:

    This is an important book for people with MS AND for people with other diseases that impact cognitive functioning, as well as for their family members I recieved this book after signing up for it as a librarything early reader I was interested in it because I have Lyme disease, which is similar to MS in many ways though not as persistent if treated early and thoroughly The reason the book didn t getthan three stars is the poor organization At times Gingold writes well and at other ti This is an important book for people with MS AND for people with other diseases that impact cognitive functioning, as well as for their family members I recieved this book after signing up for it as a librarything early reader I was interested in it because I have Lyme disease, which is similar to MS in many ways though not as persistent if treated early and thoroughly The reason the book didn t getthan three stars is the poor organization At times Gingold writes well and at other times he doesn t Writing a book with impaired cognitive functioning is a huge challenge, so the flaws in the book aren t surprising but it does affect the pleasure of reading it It is primarily a memoir with tips at the end of chapters It covers from his first symptoms, through diagnosis, additional problems, facing the need to change one s life permanently, the challenges of treatments, enlisting the help of others, and continuing to make the most of life with a disabling disease This thoroughness will no doubt be helpful to those who are just starting to deal with a life altering disease, whether MS or another It provides a broad perspective of how one s life changes At times, I had to get past the fact that Gingold has a very Type A, overachiever personality in order to understand his reasons for doing things or not doing things So this book will be especially helpful for people who have difficulty admitting they have any limitations because Gingold was one of those people


  3. Kim Kim says:

    I m so appreciative of Jeffrey Gingold I m a physician with MS and was diagnosed in 2007 His book was one of the first I picked up and reading it was a huge A HA for me as I immediately recognized many of the cognitive challenges he described things which I d never learned about in medical school or subsequent training unfortunately, these ultimately led to the end of my career in Medicine But, knowing about them gave me the opportunity to UNDERSTAND and PROCESS and make needed ADAPT I m so appreciative of Jeffrey Gingold I m a physician with MS and was diagnosed in 2007 His book was one of the first I picked up and reading it was a huge A HA for me as I immediately recognized many of the cognitive challenges he described things which I d never learned about in medical school or subsequent training unfortunately, these ultimately led to the end of my career in Medicine But, knowing about them gave me the opportunity to UNDERSTAND and PROCESS and make needed ADAPTATIONS in my practice for two years before I was forced to quit Beautifully written Much under recognized though I believe in large part due to his writing better recognized now the cognitive issues of MS are a very real and important part of MS to be addressed by patient and physician. and to be understood by their families This is the 3rd of the three books that I keep extra copies of to loan out to friends and to newly diagnosed acquaintances as must reads Thank you


  4. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    I tried several books about MS and its cognitive challenges, and this is by far the one I d recommend MS can be rife with invisible symptoms, some of them muchdisabling than the obvious, physical ones This is the only book so far that has given me a really clear picture of what that can be like Mr Gingold is a lawyer who resigned from the law and went on disability because of MS when he could still speed skate But in court one day, he failed to recognize his client That s an unusual I tried several books about MS and its cognitive challenges, and this is by far the one I d recommend MS can be rife with invisible symptoms, some of them muchdisabling than the obvious, physical ones This is the only book so far that has given me a really clear picture of what that can be like Mr Gingold is a lawyer who resigned from the law and went on disability because of MS when he could still speed skate But in court one day, he failed to recognize his client That s an unusual ratio of cognitive to physical change, perhaps But his unflinching descriptions of the changes to his memory, his thought processes, and his relationships make this a must read for anyone struggling with similar MS related change and for the people who love them


  5. Tanya Tanya says:

    An amazing book The first chapter was surreal As hard as it can be today trying to manuever a wheelchair, 30 years agomakes me shudder This book flows so well and it really helps you understand what someone with MS can go through in their daily lives.


  6. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Wasn t what I was expecting It wasor less a biography I was looking for a book that gave me clear, concise information on the the cognitive deficits of MS.


  7. Sue Stastny Sue Stastny says:

    A book that I will need to re read, just to pick up on methods managing day to day issues It was reassuring to read that I am not alone with some of hte features that I have been experiencing.


  8. Debra Debra says:

    Excellent read Good description of what it s like to experience MS especially cognitive difficulties.


  9. Kimberly Mcdonald Kimberly Mcdonald says:

    This is the best MS book I have read thus far Gingold s writing is accessible and full of understanding His practical experience coupled with excellent advice is perfect I am so grateful to have found a book that explains and examines the cognitive challenges I ve faced If you have MS or love someone with MS read this book


  10. Samantha O& Samantha O& says:

    It was good to hear another perspective It is good to know that I m not alone in my fears or challenges It got a bit preachy and glossed over some of the hardships that the writer went through It maybe he didn t feel the same fear I do it he didnt want to scare MSers All in all it was a good read.


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10 thoughts on “Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

  1. Desirée Meyer Desirée Meyer says:

    Good book to read to understand the nonphysical symptoms of MS Jeff shares his experiences of this disease s ability to impact one s mental and emotional functioning.

  2. Jen Jen says:

    This is an important book for people with MS AND for people with other diseases that impact cognitive functioning, as well as for their family members I recieved this book after signing up for it as a librarything early reader I was interested in it because I have Lyme disease, which is similar to MS in many ways though not as persistent if treated early and thoroughly The reason the book didn t getthan three stars is the poor organization At times Gingold writes well and at other ti This is an important book for people with MS AND for people with other diseases that impact cognitive functioning, as well as for their family members I recieved this book after signing up for it as a librarything early reader I was interested in it because I have Lyme disease, which is similar to MS in many ways though not as persistent if treated early and thoroughly The reason the book didn t getthan three stars is the poor organization At times Gingold writes well and at other times he doesn t Writing a book with impaired cognitive functioning is a huge challenge, so the flaws in the book aren t surprising but it does affect the pleasure of reading it It is primarily a memoir with tips at the end of chapters It covers from his first symptoms, through diagnosis, additional problems, facing the need to change one s life permanently, the challenges of treatments, enlisting the help of others, and continuing to make the most of life with a disabling disease This thoroughness will no doubt be helpful to those who are just starting to deal with a life altering disease, whether MS or another It provides a broad perspective of how one s life changes At times, I had to get past the fact that Gingold has a very Type A, overachiever personality in order to understand his reasons for doing things or not doing things So this book will be especially helpful for people who have difficulty admitting they have any limitations because Gingold was one of those people

  3. Kim Kim says:

    I m so appreciative of Jeffrey Gingold I m a physician with MS and was diagnosed in 2007 His book was one of the first I picked up and reading it was a huge A HA for me as I immediately recognized many of the cognitive challenges he described things which I d never learned about in medical school or subsequent training unfortunately, these ultimately led to the end of my career in Medicine But, knowing about them gave me the opportunity to UNDERSTAND and PROCESS and make needed ADAPT I m so appreciative of Jeffrey Gingold I m a physician with MS and was diagnosed in 2007 His book was one of the first I picked up and reading it was a huge A HA for me as I immediately recognized many of the cognitive challenges he described things which I d never learned about in medical school or subsequent training unfortunately, these ultimately led to the end of my career in Medicine But, knowing about them gave me the opportunity to UNDERSTAND and PROCESS and make needed ADAPTATIONS in my practice for two years before I was forced to quit Beautifully written Much under recognized though I believe in large part due to his writing better recognized now the cognitive issues of MS are a very real and important part of MS to be addressed by patient and physician. and to be understood by their families This is the 3rd of the three books that I keep extra copies of to loan out to friends and to newly diagnosed acquaintances as must reads Thank you

  4. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    I tried several books about MS and its cognitive challenges, and this is by far the one I d recommend MS can be rife with invisible symptoms, some of them muchdisabling than the obvious, physical ones This is the only book so far that has given me a really clear picture of what that can be like Mr Gingold is a lawyer who resigned from the law and went on disability because of MS when he could still speed skate But in court one day, he failed to recognize his client That s an unusual I tried several books about MS and its cognitive challenges, and this is by far the one I d recommend MS can be rife with invisible symptoms, some of them muchdisabling than the obvious, physical ones This is the only book so far that has given me a really clear picture of what that can be like Mr Gingold is a lawyer who resigned from the law and went on disability because of MS when he could still speed skate But in court one day, he failed to recognize his client That s an unusual ratio of cognitive to physical change, perhaps But his unflinching descriptions of the changes to his memory, his thought processes, and his relationships make this a must read for anyone struggling with similar MS related change and for the people who love them

  5. Tanya Tanya says:

    An amazing book The first chapter was surreal As hard as it can be today trying to manuever a wheelchair, 30 years agomakes me shudder This book flows so well and it really helps you understand what someone with MS can go through in their daily lives.

  6. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Wasn t what I was expecting It wasor less a biography I was looking for a book that gave me clear, concise information on the the cognitive deficits of MS.

  7. Sue Stastny Sue Stastny says:

    A book that I will need to re read, just to pick up on methods managing day to day issues It was reassuring to read that I am not alone with some of hte features that I have been experiencing.

  8. Debra Debra says:

    Excellent read Good description of what it s like to experience MS especially cognitive difficulties.

  9. Kimberly Mcdonald Kimberly Mcdonald says:

    This is the best MS book I have read thus far Gingold s writing is accessible and full of understanding His practical experience coupled with excellent advice is perfect I am so grateful to have found a book that explains and examines the cognitive challenges I ve faced If you have MS or love someone with MS read this book

  10. Samantha O& Samantha O& says:

    It was good to hear another perspective It is good to know that I m not alone in my fears or challenges It got a bit preachy and glossed over some of the hardships that the writer went through It maybe he didn t feel the same fear I do it he didnt want to scare MSers All in all it was a good read.

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