Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis:
Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your EnergyNancy Lowenstein, MS, OTR/L, BCPRBook Details:
ISBN: 1932603751 / 9781932603750
Where to buy: Demos Medical Publishing
Review by Cathy Chester:
This easy-to-understand book will be extremely useful not only for all people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but particularly those who are newly diagnosed and battling MS fatigue. The descriptive text within each section are accompanied by tables and charts ready to be filled out by the patient, leading one to a better understanding of how to manage their fatigue. For example, after reading about taking a closer look at your habits and routines during a typical day, there is a chart with examples of activities one may do, and you must identify which activities you have performed, i.e. activities that you do, activities that may be performed by someone else, activities that are done by you, but need to be looked at how to change that activity so it is less tiring, and so on.
This method of taking stock of your activities could, at the end of a day, a week or a month, allow you more energy and return to a
quality of life that is so deserved.
Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis covers such issues as ways to grab rejuvenation, the importance of diet and exercise, how to make changes stick and busy live/busy minds/busy bodies.
I found this book refreshing and cognitively easy-to-follow. This author has found it quite useful in my everyday life. I am sure readers of
Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your Energy will find it equally helpful and indispensable. I highly recommend this book for all people with Multiple Sclerosis in their battle with fatigue.
About the Reviewer:
Cathy Chester grew up in New Jersey and graduated cum laude from Boston College with a BA in English and a minor in business. She worked in publishing for McGraw-Hill Book Company in New York City as an Editor/Copywriter. Ms. Chester was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987 and began working closer to home in New Jersey as a paralegal until the birth of her son in 1992. Since then she has volunteered for various MS organizations, written articles about living with MS, was featured in Steve Abdubato’s cable television program about living with a chronic illness, and currently works for The International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses in Hackensack, NJ. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.
About the Author:
As an occupational therapist with credentials in both the academic and clinical settings, Ms. Lowenstein has firsthand 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's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and an Occupational Therapist for the Multiple Sclerosis Care Center at Mout Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA.