Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase your EnergyBook - 2009
Lowenstein is an occupational therapist who has worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for ten years, and she has written this guide for MS patients who hope to overcome the fatigue that is common to this condition. The author describes "energy conservation techniques" that provide a natural and healthy alternative to caffeine, sugar and medications such as invigorating exercise regimens, methods for simplifying everyday tasks and even behavior modification techniques. This book uses easy-to-understand charts, checklists and other exercises to reinforce new habits that will allow MS patients expend less energy on non-productive tasks and have more fun with their daily lives. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"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."