January 10: Preventing MS Memory Loss

preventinglossPreventing new MS attacks means less lesions and slowing down brain shrinkage. More lesions increases the risk of memory issues. Beginning and stay on a treatment plan is the first step to preventing memory loss. Playing games, puzzles, writing down information and repeating it several times, learning new skills and information, organizing one’s life, reading and writing, and speech therapy can make a difference. Vitamin B shots, avoiding extreme temperatures and fatigue, exercising to overcome fatigue, and seeking treatment for medical problems unrelated to MS that cause memory difficulties may also help.

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of www.MSsymptoms.me. As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.