Recent research suggests cognitive difficulties affect approximately 50-60% of people with multiple sclerosis. For example, many people with MS can find it harder to recall information, follow conversations or think things through. For most people with MS, cognition issues remain relatively mild although they can still cause difficulties in daily life.
Download MS Ireland’s booklet on memory and thinking
The MS Society UK has some great information on memory and thinking including suggested coping strategies and tips for managing cognitive issues
Web MD has some information on the signs and symptoms of cognitive difficulties, and some information on potential therapies that are being researched.
Some further advice from Everyday Health about thinking and memory problems.