Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It affects everyone differently.
Many individuals with MS experience changes in their thinking over the course of the disease. For example, they may feel slower in processing information, have difficulties multi-tasking, or have trouble learning and remembering conversations, events or other new information. Also, the experience of fatigue may impact their ability to concentrate and problem-solve.
A neuropsychological evaluation can characterize an individual’s cognitive strengths and challenges and develop a treatment plan tailored to the individual.
Recommendations: The best treatment is disease-modifying, which means preventing flare ups. Cognitive remediation can also aid with recovery and development of strategies to work around difficulties with memory, attention, and fatigue.