Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tim's Rant

Janet writes: At our local MS support group this evening, the discussion once again turned to cognitive issues and how family members just do not understand the cognitive problems a person with MS might be experiencing. We were discussing this topic in the car on the way home and Tim became rather worked up about the subject. So, here is Tim’s Rant:

I have MS. I am not stupid.
Don’t talk loud to me. I am not deaf.
You might need to talk slowly.
Writing it down is even better.

What Tim is saying here is, treat people who have cognitive issues with respect. Don’t talk down to them or treat them like children. Instead, help them adapt so they can function. They are people, after all.

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