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Thanks for your question.
Hand tremors at her age can be a sign of Parkinson's disease.
Dementia is another possibility
There are medications to treat tremors.
But before taking medications it is better to see a neurologist for a full evaluation.
What type of meds treat this?
Are there tests for Parkinson's? Is it hereditary?
parkinson;s is diagnosed clinically.
Brain MRI is done to rule out other causes like stroke, tumors, aneurysm etc.
Benztropine ( anticholinergic), ropinirole, pramipexole ( dopa agonist), levodopa are commonly used for treatment.
I asked about the parkinson's being hereditary becaseu I am not aware of anyone in the family ever having that disease
Most of the cases of parkinson's are sporadic meaning no hereditary role.
only few cases may be linked to genetic
OK - then we need to have her primary physician recommend a neurologist for tests?
He/she will know which tests to perform??
a neurological examination is the most important test by a neurologist
OK - thank you very much for your help
P,S, - she had c.diff for several months. ... this is not related at all??
Unlikely unless she is still very weak.
No - she seems to have recovered fully - only needs the magnesium and vitamin d since the problem. But she seems to be fine now. Dr believed sh got it from antibiotics
It can be related to antibiotic but early onset parkinson's is often misdiagnosed.
It is better to exclude that possibility.
Antibiotic related tremor should improve over time otherwise.
OK - thank you for your time. Good night