Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, debilitating disease that attacks the neurological system, affecting both body and brain function. A recent study of Canadian MS patients revealed that fewer than half of them consistently use MS medications for 2+ years. The drugs, known as DMDs (disease-modifying drugs) have been proven to slow the progress of MS, yet only 44% of patients were found to continually use the drugs over the trial period.
We previously reported on another study that showed that MS patients who were more “mentally active” suffered fewer negative effects of MS-related cognitive decline. In another study, We have heard from dozens of MS patients who have found that training with the Auditory Brain Fitness Program helped maintain and improve cognitive fitness in the face of MS-associated decline. Mark et. al found that exercises that suppress the MS patient’s “good” limb, forcing him to use his “bad” limb, can change the brain and use plasticity to help recover function. Because Posit Science programs utilize brain plasticity to change the brain, it’s not surprising that we have heard from dozens of MS patients who have found that training with the BrainHQ helped maintain and improve cognitive fitness in the face of MS-associated decline.
All of these present strong reasons for more research into non-invasive, non-drug treatment strategies for MS. It would be a great next step to do a peer-reviewed study on MS patients and brain fitness training, in hopes of providing a path to non-invasive MS therapy options for the 2.5 million people worldwide who suffer from the disease.