Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

When attorney Jeffrey N. Gingold misplaced his wife on the living room couch, and became lost while driving just blocks from his home, little did he know that he was experiencing a hidden symptom of multiple sclerosis: cognitive difficulties. 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 was 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.

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By Bonnie (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · February 06, 2013
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 much more disabling than the obvious, physical ones. This is the only book so far that has given me a really clear picture of what that can b... ...more
By Jen (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · October 22, 2011
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... ...more
By Kim · ★★★★★ · March 21, 2013
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 medica... ...more
By Tanya (The United States) · ★★★★★ · December 04, 2009
An amazing book. The first chapter was surreal. As hard as it can be today trying to manuever a wheelchair, 30 years ago...makes me shudder!

This book flows so well and it really helps you understand what someone with MS can go through in their daily lives. ...more
By Sue (Burbank, IL) · ★★★★★ · December 12, 2009
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. ...more
By Eric (Switzerland) · June 05, 2013
A must-read for anyone with a friend or relative with MS. ...more