Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

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Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your Energy

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"400,000 people in the U.S. alone have multiple sclerosis. Of that, 86% cite fatigue as the number one symptom of their disease. Commonly people resort to substances such as caffeine, sugar and medications to combat fatigue with mixed results and uncertain health effects. Occupational therapists teach clients "Energy Conservation Techniques" to deal with their fatigue without resorting to drugs. These approaches have been shown, through research, to have positive impacts on individual's ability to deal with this debilitating symptom of MS.

The information in Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your Energy will help individuals with MS learn techniques to assist them in having more energy to do the activities they enjoy. Many people give up doing the "fun" activities in their lives in order to get through the "must dos." This book will give them the tools to manage their time and activities in order to do both.

Nancy Lowenstein's expertise on fatigue management, rehabilitation and environmental modifications make this the go-to book for dealing with fatigue and multiple sclerosis."

Product Details

  • Publication Date January 14, 2009
  • Page Count 172
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603750

About The Author(s)

Nancy Lowenstein MS, OTR/L, BCPR

Nancy Lowenstein, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, is an occupational therapist with credentials in both the academic and clinical settings, Ms. Lowenstein has first-hand knowledge of the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) and best practices in the management of the many changes this progressive disease may bring. She has been an active, contributing member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 2002. She is a clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and an Occupational Therapist for the Multiple Sclerosis Care Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA.

Table of Contents

"Busy lives, busy minds and busy bodies
Let's look at your daily routine
Let's rate and rank your daily activities;: It's all so important! What can I change?
Fitting it all in. Is that possible?
Do I have to go to the gym?
Do I have to go upstairs again?
The Power Nap
Ways to simplify
How to make the changes stick."

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