How do you beat Parkinson’s fatigue?

Being mentally and physically active may help with fatigue.

2 min

Fatigue is a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease 1. Everyone experiences fatigue differently and one person might find it more – or less – challenging than another person with Parkinson’s 2,3.

Different approaches, besides medication, can be used to minimise its impact on everyday life 1,3.

Exercise, scheduling daily activities, and planned rests are all recommended 2. Physical exercise can often help with energy levels 2,3, and keeping mentally active is also important 1.

1- Fatigue. EPDA. Available at: Accessed October 2023.
2- Friedman J, Beck J, Chou K, et al. Fatigue in Parkinson’s disease: report from a multidisciplinary symposium. NPJ Parkinson’s Dis 2016;2:15025.
3- Ridder A, Chou K. Managing fatigue in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a patient-focused perspective. Research and Reviews in Parkinsonism 2016;6:65–72.


Date of preparation: October 2023