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I Can't Seem To Get My Husband Motivated, He Is Fatigued.

I Can't Seem To Get My Husband Motivated, He Is Fatigued.

I want to suggest activities but he doesn't feel like it, so now I feel like not asking so he won't feel bad in saying no.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Keep trying to get him motivated. A parki needs a lot of motivation and encouragement because they can suffer from anxiety, apathy, and depression. I have lost my "zest" for life.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I struggled with fatigue for quite some time. I used to be a runner/walker and found that, after about 20-30 minutes, the fatigue would feel almost unbearable. I tried a number of exercises, but the two that I found that worked well with me were bike riding and swimming. It also helps to have an exercise partner to encourage a person to go beyond the fatigue wall. My exercise partner is my 6 year old niece. We bike ride every day after dinner for at least 20 minutes and swim whenever we find time. The benefits of exercise far exceed the down side of fatigue. When I am done riding, I feel exhausted, but an hour later I feel right as rain and my cramps are not as frequent or as intense. And my GP said my blood pressure was excellent. Exercise helps me cope better with the depression and my quality of life improved as well. There is no easy answer except to just do it. Hope this helps.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Sometimes food that counteracts fatigue helps - make sure he is getting some good quality nutrients. Check in with a nutritionist to optimize his micronutrients!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My 59 yo husband has very low motivation. He used to be moving all the time, had to always be doing something, couldn't sit still. Now he tends to close his eyes when ever he sits down, which includes riding in the car and eating at the dinner table. He also falls asleep while eating dinner or sitting still more than a few minutes. The doctor is talking about prescribing Ritalin. Has anyone else tried Ritalin or any other stimulant to stay awake or be motivated during the day?

posted about 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I find that the water exercises help me the most.As I, have got stiffer I can't do the crawl as I can't turn my head to breath.However ,standing in water up to my neck and jogging,skiing,jumping jacks etc.is just great.As my spine is getting more curved I find that being in the water lengthens it out as the pull of gravity is not so strong.I can also be more flexible than on land

posted about 4 years ago
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