Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lauren Parrott on Cognition and School

Here is a new video from Lauren Parrott about her insecurities related to her cognitive symptoms from MS. She makes some very good points about the accommodatons you can apply for while attending university. These accommodations are available at most universities and technical colleges, so don't let MS symptoms stop you from going to school.

By the way, our workshop went very well. We hope to post some information from it when we have it organized.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to School?

This blog entry from Bonnie Groessl, MSN, APNP, emphasizes the importance of learning to slow down the damage to the brain that aging can cause. While people with MS need more repetition to learn new things, they can still do it and should. Don't tell yourself that you can't learn anything because you have cognitive symptoms. You can learn new things with a little extra effort and some adaptations to help your memory.

Does this mean go back to school? No, not if you don't want to. Learning can involve anything from reading a book to learning a new hobby or sport to finally figuring out how to program that darn DVD player! Read Bonnie's blog to see why learning is so important.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cognitive Meltdown Workshop This Weekend!

The workshop we helped to organize is this Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, WI. We are pretty excited about it - wish us luck!