One of the most common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is cognitive changes; in fact, more than 50% of individuals with the disease experience some form of cognitive decline. Cognitive impairment may impact the following areas:(1)
- Information processing: making sense of information brought in from the outside world
- Memory: retrieving and retaining information
- Attention to tasks
- Executive functioning: planning and organizing information
While these symptoms are common, you do not have to suffer alone; Speech Language Pathologist’s (SLP) are here to help. SLPs are skilled at implementing strategies to combat these difficulties. SLPs can also implement exercises and establish carry over programs to help improve difficulties that are being experienced and prevent them from getting worse.
Sometimes what can be difficult is getting therapy established. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with MS and have been experiencing cognitive difficulties or a decline in function, reach out to us. Speech-language pathology services can help you.
Live Your Life also offers wellness, rehabilitative and preventative type of SLP sessions in person or via Telehealth. These services are private pay. In addition we offer a free consultation to determine which is most convenient for you and your loved ones.
If you have questions in regards to cognitive therapy and multiple sclerosis, Live Your Life is here to help! Contact us today!
(1) Cognitive Changes. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/MS-Symptoms/Cognitive-Changes Accessed 3/16/2020.