Multiple Sclerosis and Mental Changes

Multiple sclerosis can cause mental changes in about fifty percent of patients. These changes include slowed thinking, decreased concentration, or decreased memory. Mental changes are severe enough in five to ten percent of patients that the patient's daily life may be affected.

Fast Facts:

  • Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system causes damage to the protective sheath surrounding the nerves.
  • Symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary depending on the nerves that are damaged.
  • Severe cases of multiple sclerosis may cause a patient to lose their ability to walk or speak.