By James Keolker,Certified Master Meditation Teacher I am a retired professor standing in front of my class of some 75 seniors at a senior education center. And until recently, I have tried to hide the fact that I have essential tremor in both my hands. I can’t put my hands in my pocket as I […]

By Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C) A number of drugs and illnesses are capable of causing tremor in their own right or worsening tremor in predisposed individuals. All of us have fine tremor, known as physiologic tremor that can be documented with sensitive recording devices. There are many factors capable of accentuating physiologic tremor to […]

Each semester, the IETF awards four $1,000 college scholarships to students who have essential tremor through its Catherine S. Rice Scholarship Fund. As part of the application process, students are asked to write an essay on the topic, “how essential tremor has affected my life.” The following essay is from one of our fall 2021 […]

Each semester, the IETF awards four $1,000 college scholarships to students who have essential tremor through its Catherine S. Rice Scholarship Fund. As part of the application process, students are asked to write an essay on the topic, “how essential tremor has affected my life.” The following essay is from one of our fall 2021 […]

Each semester, the IETF awards four $1,000 college scholarships to students who have essential tremor through its Catherine S. Rice Scholarship Fund. As part of the application process, students are asked to write an essay on the topic, “how essential tremor has affected my life.” The following essay is from one of our fall 2021 […]

Each semester, the IETF awards four $1,000 college scholarships to students who have essential tremor through its Catherine S. Rice Scholarship Fund. As part of the application process, students are asked to write an essay on the topic, “how essential tremor has affected my life.” The following essay is from one of our fall 2021 […]

Posted on August 10, 2021

By Dr. Albert Fenoy,Director, Deep Brain Stimulation ProgramAssociate Professor, Department of NeurosurgeryMcGovern Medical SchoolThe University of Texas at Houston Patients with essential tremor (ET) usually present with hand tremor, an involuntary shaking of the hands dependent on position. However, head tremor can also develop in the course of ET or present as a singular symptom. […]

I donated, for my first time, due to being an essential tremor (ET) patient myself and I see it as an opportunity to help others with ET by helping your organization in raising awareness. I have had ET since I was a child and now being 59 years old, I have seen how it affects […]

By Richard Riehl,Freelance Writer Today I agreed to donate my brain to medical science. (I’ll pause here to allow regular readers of my published opinion pieces to stop laughing.) Twenty-two years ago, after an afternoon of heavy yard work, I reached for a cold beer and sat down to rest. As I brought the bottle […]

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 […]

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