MS and attention

What is attention?

Attention is a complex thinking skill that has many different parts. It includes the ability to focus on a task or a thought, and to return to a task or thought after doing or thinking about something else. Problems with attention can affect the ability to remember new things. If you can’t focus long enough, you may struggle to take in new information.

Why does MS affect attention?

Changes in the brain caused by MS can affect attention. Different parts of the brain help manage different kinds of attention, such as being able to:

Attention Problems

People with MS and attention problems may find that it is hard to:

What can make attention problems worse?

"I have the attention of a goldfish"

Strategies to help

1. Take care of your body

See also:

Healthy Living

2. Change your environment

3. Practice paying attention