What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be an extremely debilitating condition, negatively impacting an elderly adult or you as their family caregiver. Being able to identify the potential signs and symptoms of this disorder can be instrumental in getting the right diagnosis and ensuring you or your parent get the care and treatment that is right for their needs.  

Some of the signs and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, also referred to as CFS, include: 

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
  • Sore throat 
  • Fatigue 
  • Loss of memory 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Enlarged lymph nodes 
  • Unexplained muscle pain 
  • Unexplained joint pain 
  • Headaches 
  • Sleep that does not feel as though it is restful enough 
  • Extreme levels of fatigue and exhaustion that last 24 hours or more after exertion such as exercise or mental exertion 

It is important to note these symptoms can be related to many other conditions, some potentially serious. If your senior or you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to get in touch with the doctor to discuss them and get an accurate diagnosis. This ensures your parent or you get the management and treatment that is right for their needs. Be open and honest with the doctor about all symptoms and related lifestyle choices and habits.  

If you are suffering from CFS, you may not be able to give your parent the level of care that they need. Reaching out for help, such as personalized professional services from a home care provider, can make a tremendous difference. This care ensures your parent gets everything they need on a regular basis, and also gives you the chance to take care of yourself and your needs. Recovery can be long, but being able to focus on these needs can make it faster and more effective.  

If your aging parent has been living with a health issue or has recently developed worsened symptoms or challenges, now may be the ideal time for you to consider starting home care for them. An in-home senior care services provider can offer your parent personalized care that will help them cope with their challenges and limitations while also promoting a high quality of life. Services such as meal and snack preparation, transportation, mobility support, and more. As their family caregiver, knowing your parent has access to this care can make a tremendous difference in your stress and help you to better manage all your senior’s care needs as well as the other obligations and responsibilities of your life.

If you or your loved one is looking for Home Care or Placement Services in San Jose, CA, please call Familiar Surroundings Home Care. 

Santa Clara County: (408) 979-9990  

San Mateo County: (650) 353-9777 

Santa Cruz County: (831) 480-3990 

Laura Wentling

Laura has been involved in the home care industry for more than 20 years. She knows all the aspects of the business and what it takes to provide excellent customer service. Her ability to focus on clients and personal attendants on an individual basis makes her an outstanding leader. Marinating a standard of professionalism and quality with her administrative staff and personal attendants through direct interaction, is a goal which Laura strives to meet daily. Laura is a "hands on" partner and is always available to meet with both our clients and personal attendants when needed.
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