How do you keep your brain fit when you have MS?

24 July 2017

Source MS Trust:

There is a lot of talk about brain health and how to keep your brain as healthy and fit as possible. But what does this really entail?

In this blog Helena from the MS Trust information and engagement team explores some ideas on how to improve your brain health.

Have you heard people talking about brain health in MS and wondered what they actually mean? In MS the immune system mistakenly attacks and damages tissue in the brain and spinal cord, this can result in lesions (scars) that can be seen on a MRI scan. As the brain is a clever organ, it can compensate for some of this damage by rerouting signals or adapting healthy areas of the brain to take on new functions. This capacity is known as ‘neurological reserve’ or ‘brain health’.   Read on.

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