Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause not only physical symptoms, but also cognitive — or mental — changes.
For example, it’s possible for the condition to affect things such as memory, concentration, attention, ability to process information, and the capacity to prioritize and plan. In some cases, MS may also affect how you use language.
If you start to notice signs of cognitive changes, it’s important to take a proactive approach to managing and limiting them. If left unmanaged, cognitive changes can have significant effects on your quality of life and day-to-day activities.
Read on to learn about some of the ways you can cope with the potential mental effects of MS.