A tremor is an involuntary and uncontrollable rhythmic muscle contraction in one or more parts of your body. The tremors can happen at any time. This disturbance is related to the part of the brain which is responsible for muscle movement. In some cases, tremors can lead to serious disorders. While it is not easy … Continue reading What Is A Tremor?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) show many similar symptoms as neurological disorders, which makes them difficult diseases to differentiate. By monitoring the onset and severity of your symptoms, you can help physicians during the diagnostic process. Diagnosing PD or ET can be a lengthy process, so it is important to be vigilant in … Continue reading Parkinson’s vs Essential Tremor
Imagine that there is one source behind everything you feel, every move you make, and every food you prefer! There is one chemical substance that affects all feelings, including love, lust, hate, and hunger. It also controls your habits, from eating your favorite dessert when you would like to or fulfilling your craving to alcohol … Continue reading What Is The Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease?
It is hard to have a sense of humor about our tremors yet, sometimes I wonder whether Ian Fleming had ET and that is why James Bond preferred his martinis shook not stirred. My tremors have been more severe than usual in the past couple of weeks. I have been thinking a lot about a … Continue reading Essential Tremor Experience
Written by Jenni Bowman-Day I love the innocence of children. If they want to know the answer to a question, then they ask. Last Friday, Miss 5 enquired of me, “Why is your hand doing that?” (shaking). How to explain a tremor to a child? At first, I gave in to the temptation of describing … Continue reading Explaining Tremors to a Child
Essential Tremor and Me My name is Betty Faulkner and I am 75 years old. I have lived with Essential Tremor and the frustrating symptoms of functional movement disorder for 50 years. The Usual Struggle with Essential Tremor I remember having job interviews for professional management and accounting positions and being told I don’t need … Continue reading My Life With Essential Tremor
Dr Kelly Lyons, PhD, PhD has been the president of the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) since 2008, and has been associated with them since 1997. She is the Research Professor of Neurology, and Director of Research and Education for the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at University of Kansas Medical Center, and has a particular interest in clinical care, research and education for persons with Essential Tremor, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders Emile Maamary, is the COO and Co-founder of Steadiwear, a company that develops and markets assistive devices specifically for sufferers of Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease.
My story begins, as so many stories do, with an event. Well, to be really honest, it was with a whole series of unfortunate events. I had been fortunate to have lived a relatively stress-free life until June 2016. During the year that followed, I lost my mother and my closest friend to cancer, had … Continue reading Shaken Not Stirred – My Journey of Tremors By Jenni Bowman Day
Hand tremors can be intermittent, occurring every so often or consistently. At times these hand tremors start on their own but can also act as a signal pointing to an underlying health issue (Barrell, 2018). On a day to day basis shaky hands can significantly impact an individual’s functionality. Individuals suffering from hand tremors due … Continue reading Do you have shaky hands?… Have you seen an Occupational Therapist?
Shaky hands Shaky hands are more commonly known as hand tremors. These hand tremors make everyday tasks much more difficult when compared to the average person. Usually this involuntary movement is a good early warning sign that one may have an underlying neurological or degenerative condition (Healthline, 2018). Shaky hands are a symptom of and … Continue reading Who to See If You Have Shaky Hands?