By Dave Sevart, caregiver Forty plus years ago, my then fiancée, Rita, asked if it bothered me that sometimes her hands were shaky. I said, “No,” as I figured that was going to be the “in sickness and in health” part of our wedding vows. Forty years later, the marriage vows should have included “ET […]

Categories: Coping with ET, Support

By Chloe Hodge Tremor has always been a constant in my life. Just as certain as my name or age, my tremor was something that was part of my identity. Of course, when I was younger, I didn’t understand the complexities behind it. I didn’t understand that I had a medical condition, I just thought […]

Posted on October 8, 2020

By Daniel Tarsy, M.D. Orthostatic tremor is a relatively rare and typically misunderstood condition in which individuals experience marked trembling of their legs which begins immediately after they stand up. Tremor gradually increases to the point that they are unable to remain standing for more than 10-20 seconds at a time before needing to sit […]

Categories: Coping with ET, ET News
Posted on August 24, 2020

IETF scholarship recipient Madison Young admits some tasks are harder than others because of her essential tremor, but she will not let ET stop her from trying to do all she wants to do.

Posted on August 24, 2020

IETF scholarship recipient Terrin Griffeth shares how essential tremor has impacted his life.

Posted on August 21, 2020

IETF scholarship recipient Brandon Staple plans to become a neuropsychologist, and deliver the next generation of medication, therapies and surgical options for ET.

Posted on March 5, 2020

Steadiwear has a personal interest in raising the curtain on essential tremor and helping those who have it live a better life. While studying structural engineering at the University of Toronto, co-founder and CEO of Steadiwear Mark Elias visited his family over the winter holidays. As he was having coffee with his grandmother and discussing […]

Sheralyn Nicholson got much more than a pet when she adopted her cat, Willow. She got a caregiver and friend. Sheralyn has essential tremor (ET). Her mom told her she first noticed Sheralyn’s tremor when she was in the first grade. But Sheralyn doesn’t remember life without it; she has never known anything different. Nine […]

If you are considering surgery as a treatment option for your essential tremor, there are some things you will want to consider before scheduling your surgical appointment. It is vital you fully understand the possible risks and benefits of the procedure. False expectations and inaccurate information can lead to negative outcomes, so it is best […]