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A 60-year-old male asked:

elderly male with dementia. what are causes of hand tremors? tremors may prove to be a problem when eating with a spoon. myoclonic jerks related?

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Dr. Amrit Singh
Cardiology 51 years experience
Part of poor control: in dementia, not much help with meds. activity always will help.

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