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Should You See a Neuropsychologist for MS?

By Kerry Weiss
Reviewed by Jeff Wilken, Ph.D.
August 05, 2022

Cognitive changes are a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). In fact, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, over 50% of people living with MS will experience some form of cognitive difficulty. That may include problems with memory, focus and attention, organizational skills, problem-solving skills, expressive language (such as finding words), or ability to perceive the environment visually.

Cognitive problems are considered some of the most disabling symptoms of MS. Even so, they’re not always given the attention they deserve. But addressing them early can help improve your quality of life over the long term.

Once cognitive problems are identified, your medical team can determine whether there are interventions that can help. This can include medications, cognitive rehabilitation, and adjustments or accommodations to your environment to help you adapt to MS-related cognitive issues.