Just like physical symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, cognitive symptoms result from damage to the myelin covering of nerve fibers in the brain and the nerve fibers themselves. Since the areas of damage are different in different people, the effects on cognition vary from person to person. Depending on the cognitive symptoms you’re experiencing and their severity, the following suggestions may help you manage your symptoms, minimize their impact on your life, and prevent new symptoms. To stay focused, avoid multitasking. Nicholas LaRocca, PhD, a psychologist and a consultant for the NMSS, says, “In MS, divided attention tasks, or paying attention to more than one thing at a time, are frequently affected.” To improve your ability to focus on any one task, don’t multitask! to read this article in its entirely clink the link: Thinking and Memory Problems in MS