Everyone feels tired now and then. Sometimes you may just want to stay in bed. But, after a good night’s sleep, most people feel refreshed and ready to face a new day. If your loved one continues to feel tired for weeks, it’s time to see the doctor. He or she may be able to help you find out what‘s causing the fatigue and may even suggest your loved one to become more active.
Feeling fatigued can be like an alarm going off in your body. It may be the first sign that something is wrong. Talking to your healthcare provider about feelings of fatigue may lead to helpful solutions such as adding mild exercise into your loved one’s daily routine.
Some people have lifestyle habits that rob them of energy, such as:
- Staying up too late
- Having too much caffeine
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Taking long nap during the daytime
- Eating junk food
What Can You Do to Conquer Feelings of Fatigue?
There are many lifestyle changes that you can help your loved one to make that will help them get the most out of life. Here are our suggestions:
1. Keep a diary so you can pinpoint certain times of the day or situations that make the person with Alzheimer’s feel more or less tired.
2. Exercise regularly. Moderate exercise may improve appetite, energy, and outlook. Some people find that exercises combining balance and breathing improve their energy levels.
3. Try to avoid letting your loved one take long naps. They can leave you feeling groggy in the middle of the day and may make it harder for the person to fall asleep at night.
To contact us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Please call us at (561) 588-4545 or visit us online at www.AlzheimersCareResourceCenter.org. Thanks for watching today’s Wednesday Workshop and we’ll see you again next week!