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How can an occupational therapist help someone with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS)?

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Eventually, you're going to need help doing things you could easily do on your own before. That doesn't mean you'll need to quit doing them, though. It means taking a different approach. An occupational therapist can help you adjust to limitations at home and at work. For example, she can:

  • Teach you new ways of doing everyday tasks
  • Simplify tasks that may be sapping your energy
  • Organize your life to make up for problems with thinking, memory, or concentration, a process called cognitive rehabilitation

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Progressive MS."

MS Society UK: "What is primary progressive MS?"

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Spasticity," "Medications," "Pain," "Sexual Problems," "Living with Advanced MS," "Fatigue," "Cognitive Changes," "Increasing Accessibility."

Holland, N. , Summer 2011. International Journal of MS Care

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 23, 2016

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Progressive MS."

MS Society UK: "What is primary progressive MS?"

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Spasticity," "Medications," "Pain," "Sexual Problems," "Living with Advanced MS," "Fatigue," "Cognitive Changes," "Increasing Accessibility."

Holland, N. , Summer 2011. International Journal of MS Care

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 23, 2016

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