Part #3 of the project I work on with Wellington Multiple Sclerosis Society, to Raise awareness about MS.
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"One of the hidden symptoms of MS is cognitive impairment commonly referred to as “brain fog” which tends to worsen as the disease progresses. The MS lesions in the brain effectively create a brain injury. This leads to difficulty in understanding or completing quite simple everyday tasks, and poor decision-making. When faced with choices which have been easily dealt with in the past, reasoning and decision making become confused and ill-considered. This can detrimentally affect personal relationships as our power to comprehend the words and actions of those closest to us is distorted and our behaviour appears to become unpredictable and even destructive. Frustration and irritability tend to result from the reduced ability to function as before I was a commercial property consultant for over 30 years involved with negotiating and managing large scale development projects. At the age of 56 I found I could no longer perform my work at a satisfactory level. I have been medically retired for 4 years.
From the time of diagnosis, I mentally prepared myself for the physical deterioration that would probably impact my life. But I had no idea that my brain function would also decline. I count myself lucky that I had lots of good years, as many people with MS reach the point of being forced to stop work much earlier."