Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By Karen Mainzer, OTL, CHT Occupational therapists help people with mental, physical, or social disabilities to ndependently and more confidently carry out everyday tasks or occupations. Their aim is to understand each person’s requirements and lifestyle so that they can create the best treatment plan for them. They may suggest changes to the person’s environment, […]

Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By Jessica Floyd, MS, OTR/L Tremor noticeably impacts an individual’s everyday life. Those with essential tremor know all aspects of their life can be affected; from getting up in the morning and brushing their teeth, to going out to a restaurant, or cooking a meal for friends, tremor has an impact. When everyday activities become […]

The FDA approved a new treatment for ET in 2016 – it’s called focused ultrasound. Now, this surgical option is available in the U.S., Canada, and many other parts of the world. Although similar to radiosurgical halamotomy, which will be discussed later in this handbook, focused ultrasound utilizes sound waves rather than radiation to destroy […]

Currently, the most common surgical treatment for ET is deep brain stimulation (DBS). With DBS, electrical stimulation is delivered to the brain through an electrode implanted deep into the VIM nucleus of the thalamus. It is the most effective treatment for tremor, with the greatest effect on hand and arm tremor, but it may also […]

Posted on January 9, 2019

By Danielle Kunkle Roberts,Co-Founder of Boomer Benefits Essential Tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary shaking and trembling. It affects approximately 10 million people in America, according to the International Essential Tremor Foundation, which makes ET the most common neurological disorder. While not dangerous, the condition can make simple tasks such as tying […]