• It’s best to not have a big discussion with your loved one when you’re trying to get them to do something physically active. You might just say, “Come on Dad, let’s go for a walk around the block.”

  • You could also ask for their help with something that will require them to get up and move. The more calm and natural you are in making these requests, the less likely your loved one will refuse.

  • Often times you need to try several different ways to approach a problem—what works one time may not work the next.

  • Your loved one may no longer be able to take initiative, but you may find they respond to your requests to do something with you.