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NAMcC posted:
I've noticed a recent and sudden onset of shakiness in my father who is in stage 2 AD. It's noticeable when he lifts a drinking glass to his mouth. The only change in medication was the addition of celexa. Is this common?
cjh1203 responded:
Hello NAMcC.

I don't think that shakiness is a common symptom of Alzheimer's. I looked up possible side effects of Celexa, and a common one is "involuntary quivering".

Here is an article on tremors that might be useful.

Maybe his doctor could try an alternative to Celexa and see if that helps. In any case, it sounds like it would be a good idea to talk to his doctor about this new symptom.

Judith L London, PhD responded:

Hope by now you have had his medication reviewed. Like all medications, you have to look at the cost-benefit analysis to decide whether it is worth taking it. Your doctor should be able to do this with you.

You are a good observer to pick up this change in him, and follow through.

Keep up the good work,

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