By Barb Cole SmithSupport Group Leader,Kalamazoo, MI ET Support Group Holiday time is fast approaching. As I sit here contemplating the stress of the added responsibilities and work involved with Christmas time, and how that will increase my tremor level, I realize how much more productive I could be if I planned ahead. This leaves […]


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By Jean P. Hubble, MD The diagnosis is usually quite obvious – rhythmic shaking of the hands. Despite the fact that essential tremor (ET) is common and easily recognized, there are many aspects about the clinical presentation which are poorly understood. Virtually all individuals with ET have tremor of the hands. The next most frequently […]

Posted on May 30, 2019

The question about whether or not to exercise if you have essential tremor comes up often. This article was written several years ago by Dr. Jankovic, who serves on our medical advisory board. But the information is worth reprinting. By Joseph Jankovic, M.D.Director, Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College […]

Posted on March 26, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

Posted on March 18, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

Posted on March 12, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

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 […]

Posted on May 15, 2018

By Shari Finsilver IETF Board Vice President Calling all tremor patients … I have some great news. We are in very good hands! I had the privilege of attending the 1st International Tremor Congress in New York City on May 11 & 12. I must say, I was totally blown away . . . by […]

Posted on May 7, 2018

By Patrick McCartney IETF Executive Director I recently attended the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Conference in Los Angeles, CA along with our board president Dr. Kelly Lyons. This annual conference offered more than 300 top-quality programs covering the spectrum of neurology; exciting networking opportunities; and expanded Experiential Learning Areas that allow attendees to […]