What you need to know about possible cognitive changes with multiple sclerosis
Between 40 and 65% of people with MS experience some level of cognitive impairment, which includes changes in memory, planning and attention ability, among other mental tasks. Cognitive problems can occur very early in the disease, and can be experienced in all types of MS (relapsing-remitting, primary progressive, secondary). Behavioral interventions may be effective for individuals experiencing cognitive changes.
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For more information, you can review additional resources on Cognitive Changes on LiveWiseMS.org.
For a long time, cognitive impairment in people living with multiple sclerosis has been considered less important than, for instance, physical disability. This article highlights recent progress made in this area. Read More >>
Why you should consider DMT and consider it right away.
In addition to the number of options available, there are countless studies that have shown that early and continuous treatment with these disease-modifying agents result in better outcomes for people living with MS. These DMTs are helping to hold off progression and contribute to people living more fulfilling lives with multiple sclerosis. I like to think that MS is not the disease that it used to be, and I believe the advances in DMTs play a big part in that. Read More >>
Between 40 and 65% of people with MS experience some level of cognitive impairment, which includes changes in memory, planning and attention ability, and other mental tasks. This article reviews features of cognitive impairment in MS and the neuropsychological tests that are used to assess cognitive ability.
Many people with MS experience cognitive fatigue, which until now, there has not been a way to detect or determine its severity. This study discusses a standardized way to measure and diagnose cognitive fatigue in MS.