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Is a tremor a symptom?

Vic10

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Feb 18, 2017
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My OH was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 4+ years ago. Over the last 12 months there has been considerable deterioration in his condition.
He has a severe tremor in his jaw, arms, hands and sometimes legs. Is this a symptom of Alzheimer’s or could something else be going on?
It doesn’t seem to bother him at all, not sure he even knows he’s doing it! Should I be getting him to the GP?
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Izzy

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Aug 31, 2003
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Dundee
I’ve no experience of this with my husband or my mum but if I were youI would be arranging for him to see his GP. It would do no harm to just have things ruled out at least.
 

karaokePete

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Jul 23, 2017
5,248
N Ireland
My wife was diagnosed about the same time as your OH and she has developed a tremor in her hands. I don't know whether it's related to the dementia though as other members of her family have the same tremor.

I agree that anything that's a concern should be run past the GP.
 

Izzy

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Aug 31, 2003
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Id go to the GP. It might be something like Parkinsons
That was my thought as well. My friend’s husband had Alzheimers, vascular dementia and Parkinson’s. He had tremors and a very shuffling walk.
 

Agzy

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Nov 16, 2016
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Moreton, Wirral. UK.
My OH was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 4+ years ago. Over the last 12 months there has been considerable deterioration in his condition.
He has a severe tremor in his jaw, arms, hands and sometimes legs. Is this a symptom of Alzheimer’s or could something else be going on?
It doesn’t seem to bother him at all, not sure he even knows he’s doing it! Should I be getting him to the GP?
.
There is something called he Rigors which has similar symptoms and is usually linked to an infection or high temperature.