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Pilot study tells two stories of aging with MS

Pilot study tells two stories of aging with MS

For individuals with multiple sclerosis the experience of aging appears to follow along one of two paths – some people feel their preexisting disability gives them an advantage in coping and tolerating age-related difficulties, while others feel more acutely the double burdens of MS and aging.

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Mindfulness interventions may boost MS patient outcomes

Mindfulness interventions may boost MS patient outcomes

Mindfulness-based interventions such as day wellness programs have the potential to improve mood and overall emotional awareness in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to preliminary results of two small, early-phase studies presented at the 2020 virtual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.

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Measuring the effects of MS on the mind

Measuring the effects of MS on the mind

The first symptoms to come to mind at the mention of multiple sclerosis (MS) are likely to be walking difficulty, vision problems, and increased fatigue. During the past 25 years, many therapies that effectively reduce these symptoms have been introduced. These therapeutic successes have enabled researchers and neurologists to focus on an aspect of MS that sometimes has been overlooked: cognitive symptoms.

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