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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932603750
ISBN-10: 1932603751
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 172
Imprint: Demos Medical Publishing
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nancy Lowenstein

Nancy Lowenstein, MS, OTR/L, BCPR - As an occupational therapist with credentials in both the academic and clinical settings, Ms. Lowenstein has first-hand knowledge of the effects of 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 Cam,bridge, MA.