Today I took my grandma to the doctor because she was having problems with her hand well now the doctor thinks she may have Parkinsons. Her doctor referred her to a neurologist for a brain scan.
Does anyone have a close family member with this? Can you please tell me about it so I am aware what can/will happen to her. She's 80 years old. THANKS
My mother has Parkinson's (amongst other things) She was diagnosed in her early 50's (average age is in the 60's) when she started having a tremor in her right hand. It was originally diagnosed as a 'benign tremor' but since it kept getting worse they did further investigations. Diagnosis is usually based on medical history and a exam of the neurological responses. The scan I assume is to rule out other possibilities. THis is a good site for information.
Answer by dancer at 6:33 PM on Jun. 10, 2011