MS & Cognitive Changes

MS and cognitive changes are closely related. However, cognitive changes can occur due to various factors related to MS and its treatment

There are several things that you can do to help you cope better with these changes:

  • Avoid trying to do too many things at the same time.
  • Write notes and stick them up where you can see them.
  • Write lists about what you need to do, things you need to buy, and where you have left important things.
  • Try to do the most difficult tasks earlier in the day.
  • Try to talk to people somewhere quiet with few distractions.
  • Keep a calendar on your wall, or use the calendar on your phone.
  • Aim to get a good night’s sleep and rest during the day when you need to. Try to avoid becoming over-tired.
  • Keep your mind active with crosswords, sudoku, or puzzles.

You might find some activities or tasks too stressful right now. It might help to avoid these things altogether if possible. If family and friends are aware, they can help you with some of the above tips.

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