Chapter 3: Symptoms and health concerns

Fatigue – What can help

Below are some of the things healthcare providers and families can do to help someone with fatigue. Click on each for more information.

What the healthcare provider can do

What families can do

Deep breathing
Breathe deeply, listening carefully to the sounds of breath going in and out. Concentrate on slow, regular breathing.

Imagery
Imagery is like a deliberate daydream that can reduce stress and anxiety. Imagine a scene that is relaxing to you, such as a quiet beach with the waves lapping on the shore.

Think of energy like a savings account. A person who is ill only has so much energy in their account. If too much is spent at one time, the account can become overdrawn, and it can take a while to build that energy back. Some of the following approaches may be helpful. Click on each below.

Helpful Resources