Like I stipulated in yesterday’s post, I have asked my son Reese to help me help my dad. While I can do everything humanly possible to care for him in all other ways besides medically and show him that With Age Comes Respect, it is my son that is able to help lend a hand in the medical fashion.
Reese mentioned to me that it has occurred to him that the reason my dad is being referred to a neurologist – and sooner than later. He stated that the cerebellum could be the reason why dad is shaking so hard. I am not the brightest when it comes to many of these things, so I looked up exactly what the cerebellum does for people.
I discovered that this portion of our brains is the part that receives information from the sensory systems, the spinal cord and various other portions of our brains. Once the information has been received, the cerebellum then regulates our motor movements, thus the reason dad may be shaking like he is.
Since dad has also had issues with his balance and has been falling, it does make sense for the neurologist to take a look at the cerebellum since it coordinates our voluntary movements like our posture, balance, coordination and speech. It is because of our cerebellum that we have smooth and balanced muscular activity, so if it is damaged in some way, so are the movements controlled by it.