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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Difficulty writing out words

Possible Causes

  • Alzheimer dementia (AD)

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. The brain shrinks affecting memory and behavior. Symptoms worsen over time, and can interfere with daily life. Increasing age increases the risk for Alzheimer dementia.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    The carpal tunnel is an area in the wrist through which nerves travel. When the tunnel is compressed, symptoms of numbness or pain in the fingers may occur. Common triggers include long periods of typing on keyboards, pregnancy and diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy

    Progressive subcortical vascular encephalopathy (PSVE) occurs due to fatty deposits and blood clot in the blood vessels that supply the white-matter and deep structures of the brain resulting in their damage. It's most common in elderly individuals, suffering from hypertension.

  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Olive bridge cerebellar atrophy
  • Parkinson disease (PD)
  • CADASIL / CARASIL
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

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  • Have you become unable to write properly?

  • Have you been feeling depressed recently?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

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