My husband dosent care about any type of exercise to help his PD. Dosent care about eating right. He takes anti depressant. He was diagnosed about 3 years ago with p.d. I don't know how I can help him. I feel so helpless.
I hate this disease. He just watches Tv, plays call of duty, and stays on his computer. I think that's how he shuts everything out. I'm open to any suggestions
The leader, a pwp for >than 20 years of a support group that we attend suggested going back and finding things that he may have enjoyed prior to diagnosis.
Please tell your husband that Exercise is like "taking medication" is a "must" for PD patients. Without it, things will not be as pleasant. Exercise does not necessarily not have to be done at a Gym as long as he keeps moving. it could be doing gardening or cutting the grass or cooking, or walking, or biking, etc... He is got to keep moving. PS when you go shopping park the farthest from the store make him walk. Put a pedometer app in his. telephone. he is got to do 10,000 steps a day. Hope above helps Hadi
Maybe you can ease him into exercising. Sign him up for a Tai Chi class once a week. Tell him he will decline very fast if he does not exercise. My father has had PD for 10 years and frequently credits his morning walks for the slow progression of his PD. Also remember he can only get better if he wants to help himself - try not to put all of the pressure on yourself.
Has he seen a therapist or psychologist? The anti-depressant might not be working for him. Talk to his doctor but also let your husband know that PD progresses when one gives up the fight. If you have a minister, maybe he could talk to your husband. I’m praying for you both.