7. Memory loss and/or focus problems
Being a neurological condition, multiple sclerosis affects your brain, which may lead to memory loss and concentration issues. Here’s what you can do to help:
• There is a technique called cognitive rehabilitation. Your doctor can refer you to a specialist, such as an occupational therapist or neuropsychologist, who can explain more.
• Fitness has been associated with positive results on cognitive tests for MS patients. Adding an exercise routine may help with memory and focus.
• Certain tools can help you work around memory problems. For instance, keep a calendar, write notes, make lists, and use a smartphone for alerts/reminders.