Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis, Second EditioneBook - 2011
"This book is written by an individual who has lived with celiac disease (CD) for fourteen years and has practiced nursing for over forty-five years. Immediately after being diagnosed, at age sixty, she began to read all that she could find about the condition. The first book that she wrote took about four years of gathering information. It took many hours of researching to find even basic information. There is no longer this void for information, but there still remains some confusion on the differencesamong CD, gluten intolerance, and gluten allergies. CD and gluten intolerance have finally become more recognizable names in recent years. The disease and its recognition is the challenge of the next generation. The amount of research in the past ten years has certainly quadrupled. That means that there is more known about it and physicians are now starting to realize that it is really the tip of the iceberg of a group of symptoms that, prior to this, were really not dealt with. The purpose of this book is to provide scientific, evidence-based information about CD, gluten intolerance, and gluten allergies and the differences among the three. There are first-person stories from individuals who have one of these conditions and the situations that arise around them. It is her goal as the author to provide basic information that will give individuals and families the knowledge of how to live with the challenges of living a gluten-free lifestyle. The following chapters provide resources, general information, and personal testimonies that will encourage each reader to act in a positive manner to make gluten-free living a way of life and not a challenge"--
When attorney Jeffrey N. Gingold misplaced his wife on the living room couch and lost awareness of his children, little did he know that he was experiencing a hidden symptom of multiple sclerosis: cognitive difficulties. How do you handle getting lost, while driving just blocks from your home? Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis is a courageous and compelling personal account of one man's anguishing struggle with this aspect of the disease. It is written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with MS cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that over 400,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and there are millions more worldwide. Conservatively speaking, half of them will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis brings this hidden disability into the open. It is an essential resource that will educate individuals coping with multiple sclerosis, and inform their families, caregivers, doctors and therapists.
This new edition has been revised with on-point cognitive strategies and updated MS resources. The book includes a new foreword written by Dr. Dawn Langdon of the UK MS Trust and four completely new chapters that follow Jeffrey's journey since 2006. He openly explores some MS physical symptoms, which may accompany the thinking impediments that strike at his cognitive awareness and functions. Jeffrey carves a path of finding physical and cognitive wellness, as well as weighing the need to accept beneficial MS medical therapies. Not only did he become more active in the movement to cure MS, the progression of his MS led to a more controversial MS treatment, in effort to make his disease manageable. Jeffrey also shares the benefits of introducing a Ïsafety personÓ into a life with MS and the strength gained from helping others, even while they may be assisting you.
Whether or not a person is dealing with the cognitive issues associated with multiple sclerosis this book deserves to be on the bookshelf of every individual who is dealing with multiple sclerosis.