Survey results on MS as a dementing illness. #MSBlog #MSResearch
"Next to my posts on CCSVI the 'Rebranding MS a Dementia' post caused quite a stir in the blogosphere. It is clear from the comments in relation to this post that MSers don't want to labeled as having a dementia. This is contrary to the results of the survey that was linked to the post, which acknowledges that MS is a dementing illness and, not surprisingly MSers want early effective DMTs to prevent cognitive impairment or dementia."
"Almost all neurology textbooks list MS as a cause of dementia so the concept of MS as a dementing illness is not new."
"My motivation for stirring up this hornet's nest was succinctly summed up by one of the anonymous comments."
"This issue clearly needs more explanation. Therefore, I will be hosting our first MS Research Webinar next month on this topic. In the webinar I will explain my thinking and motivation behind the proposed rebranding exercise."
Labels: dementia, rebranding, Survey, survey results