Question by  chrisf01864 (25)

What causes shaking in the elderly?


Answer by  steveXslayer (20)

Often what causes bodily shaking in the elderly is a mild form of Parkinson's disease. It was first diagnosed by James Parkinson in 1817 and is classified as a "movement disorder." Some mild cases of Parkinson's disease can result from toxicity of certain drugs, head trauma, or other types of medical disorders.


Answer by  Joanne (54)

Various kinds of health conditions can cause shaking in the elderly. Parkinson's disease can cause shakiness as nerve cells that control movement are slowly destroyed.Alcohol abuse, drug withdrawals, aging process are also other common causes of shaking in the elderly. Shaking can be symptoms for other form of diseases.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Shaking in the elderly is often caused by Parkinson's disease. It can also be a sign of loss of motor control from dementia, illness, and muscle deterioration. In rare cases, the shaking is due to medications taken for other conditions, like Alzheimer's disease. If you are shaking, see a doctor.

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