Aging or Parkinson’s? Here are 13 Ways You Can Tell
Changes in handwriting
Handwriting is a practice that requires fine motor skills – and Parkinson’s disease can have a negative impact in this case as well.
The medical term for this symptom is micrographia, a disorder that makes the affected person’s handwriting unusually small or cramped.
Micrographia can be a sign of many illnesses which affect the nervous system, especially neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s. If you notice any strange changes in your handwriting it’s definitely worth mentioning it to your doctor.
You should also be aware of other signs of dementia to make sure you detect them ahead of time. Here are 10 subtle symptoms every retiree should know of.