MS Brain Health June 2017 Newsletter

New summaries of research articles

We are continuing to gather evidence relating to brain health in MS, and this month we highlight summaries of two recently published papers.

Cognitive rehabilitation could improve brain function 

Brain training or ‘cognitive rehabilitation’ may have the potential to improve brain function in people with MS, suggest the authors of a new small-scale study.

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Treating comorbidities could help to maximize outcomes in MS

Many people with MS have additional disorders or diseases (referred to as ‘comorbidities’). There is growing evidence that comorbidities may contribute to the variability in outcomes experienced by people with MS.

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MS Brain Health guide for nurses launched at CMSC 2017

A resource for nursing professionals working within MS clinical services was launched at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in New Orleans.

Lead author Jodi Haartsen spent time at our MS Brain Health stand to meet some of the 2,200 healthcare professionals, researchers, pharmacists and people who attended the event.

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Portuguese translations now available

Brain health: a guide for people with multiple sclerosis is now available in Portuguese. The executive summary and recommendations from Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis, the full policy report, have also been translated into Portuguese.

You can download these resources from our website by clicking the links above. 

Please follow us on Twitter (@MSBrainHealth) to keep up with the latest news. Thank you for your continued support!

Gavin Giovannoni, MD

Professor of Neurology and Chair of the MS Brain Health Steering Committee

On behalf of the MS Brain Health Steering Committee: Gavin Giovannoni, Peer Baneke, Helmut Butzkueven, Jodi Haartsen, Jeremy Hobart, Gisela Kobelt, Christoph Thalheim, Tony Traboulsee, Tim Vollmer and Tjalf Ziemssen

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