Changes Your brain is a complex system that controls your body, guides your thinking, and filters emotional responses. Because infratentorial superficial siderosis (iSS) causes progressive neural dysfunction, it’s natural to be concerned about how a person’s thoughts, feelings, and cognitive… Read More... "Should You Visit A Neuropsychologist?"
Category: Cognition and Personality
Protecting Cognition and Memory One detail Gary’s neuropsychologist brought up was his low vitamin D level. While it may be common knowledge calcium and vitamin D help maintain healthy bones, we had no idea their role in cognitive decline. Studies… Read More... "Feed Your Brain Checking Vitamin D Levels"
Superficial Siderosis 2015-2016 Getting a diagnosis was the first step. After about a year of health deterioration, multiple hospital admissions and tests, I was physically and mentally exhausted. I missed so much time at work and was really struggling to… Read More... "The Effect of a Rare Disease on Mental Health"
We should take a moment to discuss the elephant in the room; the cognitive, emotional, and mood changes that may accompany this disorder’s progression in moderate to later stages. It is comforting to realize that not every superficial siderosis patient… Read More... "Changes"
Saturday morning may have begun at our local community urgent care but it soon turned into a run to the emergency room 65 miles further down the road. Bless my daughter for driving the second leg because the past three… Read More... "Living With Superficial Siderosis"
Metabolic stress is not a friend to the very young, elderly, or those who’ve been dealing with superficial siderosis for awhile. If you’re healthy, enjoy a great immune system, exercise body and mind you easily bounce back after an infection… Read More... "Living With A Compromised Neurological Reserve"
Stress And Depression Have you ever wondered which is the most frequent and sometimes incapacitating superficial siderosis symptom? Sensorineural hearing loss, balance problems, or nerve dysfunction are life-changing, but the single most shared symptom the members of our SS community battle… Read More... "Thread of Depression"
Punching Through the Brain Fog Gary and I had both been suffering a lack of focus. The last few months have not only been busy but very stressful for us. We headed into the summer months, not giving much thought… Read More... "Punching Through the Brain Fog"