About 50% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have some changes in cognitive function, including memory lapses, problems with concentration and decision-making, and difficulty finding words. Learn how MS can affect cognitive function, how cognitive problems may be treated, and how to cope with cognitive function changes in the workplace.
Treatment of cognitive function changes depends on the type and severity of the change. Coping techniques such as organizers, sticky notes, and alarms are one of the main treatments. MS medications may also play an increasing role, as they have shown promising results in clinical studies.
Cognitive function changes may affect your job performance. Learn more about your rights and how to cope with cognitive function changes in the workplace.
MS can cause memory lapses, difficulty concentrating, and other changes in cognitive function. These changes vary from person to person and range from mild to severe.