Cognitive issues affect a majority of people living with MS and experts often recommend a cognitive assessment as the first step in managing cognitive dysfunction. But what's that cognitive assessment all about?
Patient advocate Cathy Chester has been living with MS since 1986 and she just recently underwent her own 3-hour cognitive assessment. Cathy is joining me to walk us through her experience. And if you're wondering what a cognitive assessment is all about and how it might help you, you won't want to miss our conversation.
We're also sharing all the details about our new special 8-episode podcast series, The MS Caregiver Conundrum. Episode 1 premieres on September 16th, and you're hearing about it first!
We'll get you up to speed on the National MS Society's upcoming Black MS Experience Summit.
And we'll tell you about the results of a study that shows how living with both depression and MS can become a matter of life and death.
We're also talking about newly published study results that could mean good news for people on anti-cd20 disease-modifying therapies about the efficacy of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
We'll tell you about a study that compared the two strategies for choosing your first disease-modifying therapy (and we'll tell you which strategy led to better patient outcomes).
And we'll let you know how you can participate in MS research without leaving the comfort and safety of your own home and you might even win a $100 Amazon gift card!
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Introducing The MS Caregiver Conundrum podcast 1:32
Get the details about the Black MS Experience Summit 3:34
Study shows that MS + Depression = seriously bad news 4:29
Study reveals robust T-cell response to mRNA vaccines among people on anti-cd20 disease-modifying therapies 9:04
Study offers evidence in the induction vs escalation DMT debate 11:33
A study is looking at complementary and alternative treatments for MS and you can participate 16:20
Cathy Chester shares the details of her cognitive assessment 19:09
Share this episode 32:25
Catch The MS Caregiver Conundrum 32:46
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National MS Society COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People Living with MS
National MS Society Additional (3rd) COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Guidance for People Living with MS
The National MS Society Black MS Experience Summit https://nationalmssociety.org/blackmsexperience
STUDY: Interface of Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Vascular Disease, and Mortality: A Population-Based Matched Cohort Study
Discordant Humoral and T-Cell Immune Response to SARS-Cov-2 Vaccination in People with Multiple Sclerosis on Anti-CD20 Therapy
Treatment Escalation vs Immediate Initiation of High-Efficacy Treatment for Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Data from 2 Different National Strategies
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RealTalk MS Episode 210
Guest: Cathy Chester
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS