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My Life With Essential Tremor

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

WITH DR KELLY LYONS – PRESIDENT IETF, RESEARCH PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

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.

Shaken Not Stirred – My Journey of Tremors By Jenni Bowman Day

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

Do you have shaky hands?… Have you seen an Occupational Therapist?

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?

Tremors in the Workplace

Written by Tiana Corovic Some of us take the ease for which it takes to perform a 9-5 job for granted. For others, this is a luxury that can’t be afforded. Tremors can do more than affect one’s capability to perform tasks, but can lead to discrimination, employment termination, and (most importantly) loss of confidence. … Continue reading Tremors in the Workplace

Having Parkinson’s and Tips for Coping Daily

Having a disability, such as Parkinson’s disease, in the workplace can prove to be very challenging. This degenerative disease affects the motor system, resulting in tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), instability and fatigue. The number of individuals with disabilities and chronic diseases in the workforce is increasing due to longer life expectancy rates. It … Continue reading Having Parkinson’s and Tips for Coping Daily

Exercise, Not Only for the Realm of Athletes  

Written by Tiana Corovic Among its many known benefits, exercise may also be used as a rehabilitative treatment for the reduction and control of Essential (ET) and Parkinsonian tremors (PT). Performing every day tasks requires some degree of physical ability, such as strength, dexterity, and steadiness. Gaining control of movements does not have to come … Continue reading Exercise, Not Only for the Realm of Athletes  

Veterans, PTSD & Tremors

The most common cause is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), distressing symptoms occur after one or more frightening incidents. For the most part, a person with this disorder must have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

Alcohol in Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease

Alcohol drinks contain the substance ethanol, which is a psychoactive drug. Alcohol in low doses may cause euphoria, reduced anxiety, and sociability, while in high doses it may cause drunkenness (intoxication), stupor and unconsciousness. Long term use may lead to alcohol dependency. While alcohol may cause all these, it affects Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor … Continue reading Alcohol in Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease

Top 5 Smartphone Applications for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor

Nowadays, smartphones have become a crucial tool for social media, communication and even entertainment but what we will be shedding light on today is also the owner’s well-being. As a sufferer of Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s, it can be hard to keep track of your tremors from the comfort of your own household. Our blog … Continue reading Top 5 Smartphone Applications for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor

Children with Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder, which is often typecast as an illness of the elderly. Nevertheless, this is far from reality. ET may affect people from all ages and is prevalent among 4.6%-5.3% of the childhood population and children are often misdiagnosed due to the stereotype. ET has a hereditary trait, … Continue reading Children with Essential Tremor

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