I overcome apathy by always trying to plan something to look forward to each day. A call to a friend, a new book to read, FaceTime with my grandchildren or an outing of some sort if I am up to it. At this time of year just seeing what flowers are blooming and having my husband bring me a bouquet gives me a lift. Thea
Dan Glass Member
I overcome apathy by listening to my dog Sparky, when he barks and demands I do something with him (a walk / playing with squeaky toys). I f eel much more energetic now! Also, acknowledging apathy's object at rest tendency by moving to in motion, when I can.
Many times I don’t overcome apathy. Many times I continue to sit in the car after my enduring wife has parked in the driveway and has gone into the house to actually accomplish something. Many times I sit in a parking lot as my wife goes shopping at a store we agreed to check out before driving there.
Sometimes I can’t explain apathy because I don’t have the vocabulary or the motivation (because, after all, it is apathy) to deal with it.
Thinking of myself as a logical or insightful person sometimes breaks down when interacting with my Parkinson’s self.
Suzanne Troy Member
I have felt apathy as a caregiver when I have been overloaded by stress with all that comes with being supportive to my loved one with PD.