Described as an unpredictable autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (or MS) changes the way a person leads his life. After an attack, a person with MS needs to be extra cautious and find ways to prevent new attacks. Additionally, he will also need to undergo therapy that will help him regain his normal functions. For a lot of people, this return of function can become easier with the help of activities that play on the brains. Activities like playing computer games.
I know of a person who suffers from MS who regularly plays computer games because it helps him improve his cognitive health. He particularly plays interactive computer games that are intended specifically for people with MS. My friend is one of the many multiple sclerosis sufferers who see this activity as not just a clean way to have fun, but also a good way to get physical exercise that is good for the brain. According to him, a group was even formed with the intention of creating interactive computer games for the MS community.
My friend further revealed that many of his co-MS sufferers actually spend a lot of time using the computer. This is quite surprising for me because I thought that they would have a difficult time using the computer; that it would be a little tricky for them. But then there are a lot of programs and games that have special features like large text. You see, reading normal text on a standard monitor may sometimes be difficult for MS sufferers.
Interactive games for multiple sclerosis sufferers are intended to focus on the different functions that are affected when one suffers an attack. This is why the computer games that my friend plays are those that have different levels of difficulty and those that can be easily customized.
Aside from helping improve cognitive health, playing interactive computer games also help MS sufferers to stay in touch with other people and to feel that they are part of the society.