Friday, April 07, 2006

Disability -- only physical?

We know MS can result in physical problems, but it is also common to experience problems with cognitive processing. Trouble with learning and memory is quite common in MS, but there has been little research toward developing treatment for cognitive deficits.

Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti found that treatment using imagery and context improves memory in individuals with MS.

While small, this study supports previous findings that learning and memory deficits in MS can be improved through a memory rehabilitation program using context and imagery to improve learning. Memory deficits in MS can be improved in rehabilitation.

Jeffrey Gingold wrote his story in a ‘mental wheelchair’ in FACING THE COGNITIVE CHALLENGES OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. This story is available for loan through the MSF Lending Library. Call 1-888-MSFOCUS (673-6287). Or to purchase a copy, click here.

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