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Care Partner Tips – Exercise
May 10, 2022 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
How can care partners support and motivate exercise habits?
Exercise is key in Parkinson’s.
It can help improve endurance, mobility, strength and balance. It may also improve non-motor symptoms such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, as well as cognition (thinking). Yet its most important role is informed by a growing body of research associating exercise to slower progression of the disease.
Care partners also play an important active role in motivating people with Parkinson to exercise and keep motivated.
• What should a care partner know to help their loved ones get started?
• What’s the optimal type of exercise to really get results in Parkinson’s?
• Is the exercise your loved one is doing good enough?
• How do you find time to support their exercise habits?
• How do you help them get -and stay – motivated?
• What if your loved one doesn’t like to exercise?
• Can an exercise be created or adapted for them?
• What’s the minimum they should do to get results?
Join Parkinson’s therapists Josefa Domingos Nancy Hillmer and John Dean for a discussion about common questions people are faced with when thinking critically about exercise in Parkinson’s disease.
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