Loss of strength may be a result of the advancing progressive illness or come from weakened muscles after a prolonged stay in bed. It usually occurs gradually, but can sometimes happen over just a few days.
A person who was once active and independent will usually have difficulty adjusting to the physical limitations of a progressive illness. If you understand how weakness affects the body, you can plan your care accordingly.
Your care will focus on helping your loved one save and space out energy during activities.
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