Of all the problems that MS has caused me, the most upsetting one for me is the effect it has had on my cognition. I have always been idle and non-athletic (think a sloth on tranquilisers) but I have always been in highly academic jobs and known for a high intellect. MS has resulted in a drastic loss of my mental skills and my IQ has plummeted and this means that I have suffered overwhelming damage to my self image and my general mental well-being.
I don't play computer games but my nephew recently gave me his nintendo DS so I have been diligently battling various brain training games on it. I know that these games are not cures for my broken cognition but - once I got over the shame of not remembering my times tables I do think that it has helped me a little bit.
It's been a bit of a mental warm up before I start the day, like a runner stretchibg their muscles before they start running. (Not that I have ever run anywhere! OH always referred to me as J-Lo because I don't "do" stairs)
Does anyone else use games like this as a regular mental workout? Do you find they help?