Conversion to cognitive impairment is common in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Over a period of five years, one in five people with multiple sclerosis will experience a worsening in cognitive status.

Why this matters

    These novel findings suggest that in multiple sclerosis, normal processes crucial for maintaining overall network stability are increasingly disrupted as the disease progresses. These findings further our understanding of the role of the ventral attention network in early stages of clinical progression and could help to predict individuals most likely to progress to cognitive impairment.