The ukulele is such a fun instrument. I am a keyboard player and have also played in an Early Music ensemble playing a variety of 'old' instruments - harpsichord, virginals, rebecs, recorders, crumhorns and the like. But the ukulele is a completely new experience and it is a good thing at my age to take up a completely new thing to do. It exercises a different part of the brain.
I have a condition called 'Benign Essential Tremor' which means that my hands shake when I write or when I try to carry a cup and saucer for example.
People tend to think it is the start of Parkinson's disease but my condition has been investigated and it is really quite harmless - irritating but not serious. It runs in families - my father shook and my sister too. And reading about it on the internet I see that the actress Katherine Hepburn
suffered greatly from it from an early age - not just in her hands but even her neck and head too.
Oddly enough I don't shake when I play the ukulele. The doctor informs me that this is because it is a new skill I am learning and that uses a different part of the brain. So yet another reason for taking up something new.