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Book Review: Mental Sharpening Stones - Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
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Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Jeffrey N. Gingold

Book Details:
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 1932603654/ 9781932603651
Format: Softcover
Pages: 272
Regular Price: $18.95
Web Price: $17.05
Where to buy: Demos Medical Publishing

With an estimated 400,000 multiple sclerosis patients in the United States alone, conservatively speaking, half of the MS population will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Newer studies point to a percentage of 65%, affecting over 2.5 million world-wide MS patients.

Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis provides real-life techniques garnered from MS patients and their medical providers, sharing their practical methods for pushing back against the disruptive and potentially disabling cognitive symptoms that affect MS patients. The book offers strategies that will assist those living with MS to retain their intellectual faculties through sharpening their mental discipline.

This book is a vital step beyond acknowledging cognitive symptoms and the revealing changes that can affect those living with MS. It will also inform those who know them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The contributing writers of this book serve as exemplars and guides of how to live with and function - despite MS cognitive challenges.

This book includes:
  • Tips and tricks for dealing with cognitive issues
  • An endorsement from Montel Williams on the cover along with an interview with him in the book
  • An interview with New York Times bestselling author Richard Cohen
  • An interview with Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Mary Mullarkey
  • A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

About the Author:
Jeffrey N. Gingold is the internationally acclaimed author of the Award-winning book, Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis [Demos Medical Publishing, 2006]. Jeffrey is an outspoken, volunteer advocate regarding MS and cognitive disability. He has been a guest on The Montel Williams Show, NPR [Milwaukee], numerous webcasts and national Talk Radio shows. His efforts on behalf of the National MS Society – Wisconsin Chapter have helped to secure funding for an MS early diagnosis program for indigent women in Wisconsin, as well as an income tax check-off for voluntary giving to fund MS programs and services. He was the recipient of the NMSS Wisconsin Chapter’s 2003 Outstanding Volunteer and 2006 Innovative Volunteer Awards. Jeffrey is a published freelance writer and has authored numerous articles for U.S and international publications. He enjoys ice speedskating and especially spending family time with his wife [Terri], two adorable daughters [Lauren and Meredith] and one cat named Mickey - named after the baseball player, not the mouse.

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