Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Cognitive Issues

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Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects cognitive functioning in addition to mobility. Cognitive symptoms of MS include trouble with memory, concentration, and multitasking. Patients often find it difficult to recall words when speaking. MS can cause scarring in parts of the brain that is in charge of processing and storing information. MS patients are also at a greater risk of depression and other mood disorders.

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Stress is not an inherently bad thing, however if you have MS, you know that it can have negative effects. For years, the connection between stress and MS has been accepted by neurologists, neuropsychologists, and patients alike.  I agree that acute stress seems to aggravate my MS symptoms.   Saturday morning, I attended an MS…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on Cognitive Difficulties~Cell Phones~Land… I remember phones that hung on walls and had long curly cords which…

06/04/11

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Cathy, Health Guide, answered need help with menu suggestions for ms… MIG, I don't know what your financial situation is, but my first thought…

02/25/11

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Amy Gurowitz, Health Guide, commented on An Essay on Multiple Sclerosis Thanks for your response Julie. Writing has become my favorite coping mechanism, and…

01/03/11

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Vicki, Health Guide, commented on Cognitive Problems in Multiple… Thank you, Dr. Gross, for this clear explanation of the details of MS cognitive…

12/15/10

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