Fatigue and Apathy in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease with and without Deep Brain Stimulation
In recent years, non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) have received more attention, as these greatly affect quality of life for persons with Parkinson’s disease (PWP), as well as their family and friends. Two poorly understood but common non-motor symptoms in PWP include fatigue and apathy. Each has separate effects on daily life. Since fatigue and apathy are common in PD, it is important to take a close look at these symptoms, how they may relate to each other, and how they are impacting individuals with PD.