Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis: Protecting the Brain
At ECTRIMS in Stockholm in September 2019, Dr. Barry Singer was interviewed by Shift.ms about a way to routinely monitor someone’s cognition at regular neurology appointments. Using an iPad, the rate at which someone processes information (processing speed test) can be measured in just 2 minutes and then immediately compared to people without multiple sclerosis with same age and education background. Approximately half of people with MS had trouble with short-term memory loss, multitasking problems and/or word finding difficulties. If someone living with MS performs well, great news and continue treatment. If losing ground on the test, best to review MRI imaging and possibly consider other treatment options.
BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: October 8, 2019 TOPIC: Living Well With MS