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Multiple Sclerosis

SKU# 9781932603316

Understanding the Cognitive Challenges

Author: Nicholas LaRocca , Rosalind Kalb MD


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"Despite the prevalence of disabling cognitive symptoms among people living with multiple sclerosis, there is a dearth of literature on this important topic. Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges is the first comprehensive discussion of MS-related cognitive dysfunction, including the changes that can occur, their assessment and treatment, and strategies for dealing with their impact in daily life.

Written by two clinical psychologists with special expertise in MS, and with contributions by two leading neuropsychologists, the book answers all questions patients may have about their condition, including:

  • A definition of cognition and discussion of the processes that underlie human thought
  • The emotional and social impact of cognitive changes
  • The neuropsychological evaluation of cognitive symptoms
  • Detailed overview of treatment options
  • Vignettes describing the real-life experiences of a person with cognitive dysfunction
  • Extensive references to the scientific literature

Combining detailed, referenced advice with hands-on strategies for living, this is the only book to provide in-depth information about cognitive dysfunction. It will be an invaluable reference to patients, families, and caregivers, as well as health professionals who care for people with MS."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 01, 2006
  • Page Count 152
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603316
  • EISBN 9781934559710

Table of Contents 

A Personal Note to the Reader
What is Cognition?
The Emotional and Social Impact of Cognitive Changes
What We Know About Cognitive Changes in Multiple Sclerosis
Assessment of Cognitive Changes
Treatment of Cognitive Changes
Strategies for Managing Cognitive Changes
Cognitive Vignettes

Editorial Review(s) 

"The contributors are frank about the changes patients may expect and provide common-sense advice about meeting the cognitive challenges, which range far wider than one would expect...The text is fully accessible to patients already involved with the management of their condition."--Book News

"...Helpful to anyone who deals in any form with [MS], patients, family, and clinicians of all levels."--CAPHIS Consumer Health Connections

"This welcome addition to the MS literature invites those with concerns about MS-related cognitive change to exchange uncertainty and confusion for the information and strategies they need to get on with their lives. With caring, warmth, and even subtle humor, the authors have made a difficult subject approachable and understandable."-- Linda Buchwald MD, Multiple Sclerosis Care Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts