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My seventy-nine year old husband has been having problems with

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my seventy-nine year old husband has been having problems with balance. It has effected the way he walks. He also has some problems with memory, not all the time and in different degrees. He also has occasional pains in his feet. I have seen hand tremors only several times. Our doctor mentioned Parkinsons but then says his upper body strength is too good. I want to have a better examination. My husband feels it's Alzheimers as several family members had that. What do you suggest...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He says he sleeps good at night but frequently doses off during the day which is something he just started doing.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Neurological exam and testing.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
From the symptoms mentioned do either Parkinson's or Alzheimer's fit? Which one is more likely? I know you can't diagnose this.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
There is a wide differential.
Parkinsons
Dementia from various causes
Normo Pressure hydrocephalus.
Thyroid disease.
B12 deficiency....
And other....
All need to be considered./
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