Some signs of multiple sclerosis (MS), including loss of coordination, muscle spasms, and poor balance, are easy to see. These obvious symptoms get a lot of attention to help people with MS learn how to overcome physical limitations. But the hidden signs of MS, including memory problems, can be just as overwhelming.
Don't believe everything you hear or see! Having memory problems does not necessarily mean you have Alzheimer's disease or a mood disorder, nor does it reflect on your intelligence level.
Get it all out in the open - with family and friends, your health care team, your employer, and even others with MS.
Everyone could use a little help once in a while. There are many simple (and some more elaborate) ways to jog your memory.