Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cognitive Meltdown Workshop

When we started this blog, we were working with some members from our local support group on an idea for a workshop to address the topic of cognitive symptoms in MS and how these symptoms affect relationships with support partners. After a lot of time and work, the workshop is put together and scheduled! We really hope that we can help some people address the cognitive issues they are experiencing and how to handle those issues with their families. Here's the link for more information:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cognitive "Melt"Down

Hot, hot, hot. Hot and steamy. When did we move to the Amazon? Tim is wearing his cooling vests so much, I’m not sure they will last through the summer!

The hot weather causes fatigue, of course, and that causes the cognitive symptoms to kick up. Tim spent yesterday morning fishing and yesterday afternoon taking a nap because he really couldn’t do anything else. He was better by evening and admitted that the heat had wiped him out. Sleep and cool indoor air fixed the problem. I feel bad for anyone who does not have access to air conditioning in this weather.

If you don’t have a cooling vest and want to get one free, you can apply for one through the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Their program allows you one free cooling vest, plus wrist cuffs and a neck wrap. Here’s the link: