MS Folks, Check Your Memories!
by Jane D.
My early morning wanderings online took me to a most interesting place today for MSers. I encountered a Memory Test from England which is comprehensive, short (about 15-20 minutes), and fun, (until I got the results when the adjective changed to "dismal").
People with MS often have their short-term memory leave them as one of the first symptoms. I remember I did, and it wasn't too bad for many years. My long-term memory is still largely unaffected after 36 years, but not so with the short-term. Short-term memory can usually be compensated for many ways with sticky notes, carrying around a notebook and other such aids.
This test seems to do short testing on all the areas of memory. It examines visual recognition, numbers, patterns, everyday objects, sentences, spotting differences and remembering to do things. Of course I felt I did much better than I did. The test was still structured in a kind way and didn't make me feel too bad. It was obvious to me I had some deficits as I took it. I've been wondering for some time just how bad things were. Now I know. LOL
Accept the challenge and you will too. What a neat opportunity to have some neuro-psychological testing at zero charge! You are given full results with a complete explanation, too. Here's the link--enjoy: BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind then click on Explore your memory, (or put http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody in your browser).
Afterwords, have fun investigating this engaging and informative site! There's a lot more here from our Mother country.
"Life in Spite of MS is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. We're also part of the Ebay Partner Network, another affiliate program."
We'd also like you to know it doesn't cost one cent more when you click through the links here on our blog. Not one single penny. And we will make a little extra cash when you do click through. We'll be ever so appreciative. You also have our word that we'll only link to things that we would use ourselves, (or wish we could have or use).
Cir & Akrista
You are reading original content written by Akrista or Cir L'Bert of Life in Spite of MS. If you enjoyed reading this blog, please consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. See you there!