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What is Fatigue?

Fatigue is a feeling of being exhausted or not having much energy. It is normal at the end of life, and may be caused by medications, eating and drinking less, changes your body is going through, or severe anxiety, depression or grief. Severe fatigue does not get better with rest.


Symptoms of Fatigue

pensive woman looking out window iStock-1286681860.jpegWhat are some symptoms of fatigue?

  • Being unable to concentrate on things that are important to you
  • Feeling sleepy or very tired, even after resting
  • Talking or interacting less
  • Feeling depressed

How to Boost or Conserve Energy

What can help you conserve or boost your energy? Click “+” to expand each section and read more.


When to Tell Us

Your Agrace team wants to know how fatigue is affecting you. Talk to us about your worries, and contact us if:

  • Fatigue makes it hard to do or enjoy things that are important to you.
  • You have difficulty breathing, pain or constipation, all of which can make your body feel fatigued.
  • You feel anxious or depressed because you are exhausted.

Call Agrace anytime you have questions or concerns about fatigue.



Caregiver Support

If you need help urgently, please call. Otherwise, email us directly at caregiversupport@agrace.org, or send your questions through our online contact form.

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More Care Tips for Families

For more expert advice from Agrace, visit Agrace.org/CareTips.