Is it normal for my mother (72) with Parkinson disease to get tired extremely easy?

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Oops. New to this forum business! Wanted to thank jeanne for her wonderful support and affirmation. This is what I've been doing and your suggestion makes me feel that it's the right thing.
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bobbie 12: I agree with the others to check w/ dr. re tiredness.
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Bobbie12: Maybe. But as pstiegman suggests, letting his doctor know about this symptom would be a good step.

fromtheheart: One part of your caregiver role is acting as his advocate. You cannot care for him personally (which isn't your fault, and your guilt is unearned) but you can monitor the care he is getting and work out any problems that arise. This is a HUGE benefit for him. People who can't advocate for themselves and have no loved one to look out for them are greatly to be pitied. You are keeping your husband out of that situation! You can also hold his hand, spend time with him, wheel him around the building or the grounds, and reminisce about old times. You can show your love!
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My husband is 72 and was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with pd. Suspect he has had it for some time though. Fell, had a stroke, fell again, had a brain injury resulting in "impulsivity." Not able to walk or talk (extremely difficult to understand). Has absolutely NO dementia. He tires very easily and spends much time in bed watching tv.
Is in a nursing home as I cannot care for him. Feeling guilty about that. No longer sure what my role as caregiver is.
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Not necessarily and I would ask the MD to check for other conditions.
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