Will memory problems get worse as my MS continues to progress? I have Secondary Progressive. I am on Aricept but considering to stop because of vivid dreams.
Certainly memory problems can get worse but often these problems remain very stable for many years even when a person’s physical condition is worsening. It is important to work with your mind as much as possible to maintain cognition. Learn new things, work on crossword puzzles, play games with family members; all of these things can help.
I encourage you to read our page on cognition CLICK HERE, as Lori Kostich from the Mandell Center for multiple sclerosis in Hartford, CT has written some great pieces on memory and ways to improve.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego