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What causes involuntary movement while aiming at a target?

My husband is a 65 year old male, and recently he is noticing that when he cuts an avocado and is aiming knife in the the center of it, the knife lands in the left side of the avocado and not in the center of it as he intended. A similar thing seems to be happening when he throws his t-shirt from several feet away into the laundry hamper. He aims for the center of the hamper and the t-shirt recently has been landing on the left side of it. The only other thing is that he seems to be putting things down harder than he intends to. He is going to make a doctor s appt, but given that it may take a few weeks to see the doctor, can you please give me an idea of why this is happening for the past few weeks? Thank you.
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
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Problems with coordination could be related to eye sight, cerebellar dysfunction or problems with basal ganglia.

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