I could deal with the frustration of the cognitive dysfunction that comes with my multiple sclerosis (MS) when it happened once or twice a day. You know - forgetting if I turned off a light after going to bed or wondering if I added a dryer sheet to the load of laundry that was tumbling around.
However, it got to the point where a good part of my day was spent trying to remember what I had done the other part of the day. It started to get stressful and make me doubt my every move.
Then I came up with a little trick and have changed how I feel about my capabilities to function in a somewhat normal manner. It may not sound like such an amazing breakthrough, but give it a try and see if it helps your day go a little more smoothly.
Basically, what I do is try to employ my senses more as I perform routine actions - I smell stuff, feel stuff, taste stuff and listen to things in new ways to try to engage my brain. It has helped me remember medicine that I have taken (and given my children), and where I have put small items.
Again, not rocket science, but this little tip has helped me gain time and confidence. Give it a try.
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