b'community have been found to be helpfulwhere they cannot fall asleep at night which with MS memory issues. Cognitive retrainingwill in turn increase the need for sleep-aid with a neuropsychologist or speech therapistmedications, which can worsen their fatigue has been shown to be beneficial for mostduring the day. They recommend not putting individuals and may keep a person active insomeone on an antifatigue medication without the workforce many years longer than theyrst doing a sleep study to determine if there might otherwise be. are other approaches to managing the fatigue, Unlike with the aging population, repetitioussuch as a CPAP to use at night or targeted energy online computer games actually appear to bework, such as yoga or Tai chi, to increase daytime detrimental to people with MS with cognitiveenergy. They also noted that those who do some issues as MS brain fatigue worsens with thisregularformofexerciseconsistentlyhave type of digital problem solving. Dalfampridine,lowered fatigue. Processed sugar in the diet also theactiveingredientinAmpyra,showedadds to fatigue and should be eliminated. benet in one small clinical trial on memoryComing soonand processing speed in persons with MS.A commercial blood test will soon be Sleep quality available to aid in the diagnosis of MS called MorethanhalfofindividualswithMSneurolament light chain. Levels of this are have a sleep disorder that is treatable. If youelevated in the presence of active inammation are waking tired in the morning, having troubleso this is not specic to MS but may be helpful falling asleep or staying asleep, a sleep studyin the diagnosis of an array of neurological should be done. Many can be done in theconditions. A new class of oral medication comfort of your own home. One presentercalled BTK inhibitors is showing considerable said that if people take medications for theirpromise and efficacy in early trials so stay MS fatigue daily, it can set up a vicious cycleinformed for recruitment notices.New Ways You Can Help Us Help OthersMatching gifts are a great way to double the effect of a gift to MS Focus.Ask the company you work for if they have a matching gift program or encourage them to set one up. If an employee makes a donation to a charity, the company they work for matches that donation dollar-for-dollar. Many companies would love to support a charity if given the opportunity, so ask them to support MS Focus.49 msfocusmagazine.org'