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Multiple Sclerosis-Related Dementia: Relatively Rare and Often Misunderstood

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MS-related dementia is an under-recognised and misunderstood aspect of MS. It is relatively rare, occurring in approximately 10% of people with MS, while cognitive impairment in general occurs in 43% READ MORE

Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

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General outline There has been a lot of recent research into changes in cognition due to MS and it is now evident that such changes do occur and that they are more common than was previously though READ MORE

Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

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Cognitive Dysfunction is one of the more scary symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. It used to be thought that cognitive dysfunction was relatively rare symptom of the disease but it is now understood to b READ MORE

Making Sense of MS Terminology

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Making Sense of MS Terminology: A guide to understanding medical terms and procedures for individuals with MS Written by Christine Norris Co-written and edited by Susan Wells Courtney Reviewed by READ MORE

Frequently Asked Questions about Multiple Sclerosis

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Frequently Asked Questions about Multiple Sclerosis * What is multiple sclerosis? * What causes MS? * Is MS fatal? Can MS be treated? * What Type of doctor specializes in MS? How READ MORE

Multiple Sclerosis

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>> What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults. Its causes are not yet fully understood and researchers continue to search READ MORE
Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may experience a loss of some of their mental abilities as their disease progresses, if damage owing to MS occurs in certain parts of the brain. People may be affected to different degrees, and in different ways, over a period of time. The mental abilities most likely to be affected are memory, concentration and problem solving. There may also be emotional problems, such as mood swings. The term 'dementia' is not generally used in association with multiple sclerosis because the decline is not usually as severe as it is in other forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. It is more usual to describe the person as 'experiencing cognitive difficulties'.
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