Posted on March 25, 2021

(Nature Neuroscience, March 18, 2021) Cannabinoids reduce tremor associated with motor disorders induced by injuries and neurodegenerative disease. Here we show that this effect is mediated by cannabinoid receptors on astrocytes in the ventral horn of the spinal cord, where alternating limb movements are initiated. We first demonstrate that tremor is reduced in a mouse […]

Shaky hands are not a sign of aging. And a shaky head is not a sure sign of Parkinson’s disease. An involuntary shaking of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk can be a sign of essential tremor (ET). ET is one of the most common movement disorders in the world, and the most common […]

Categories: ET Awareness, ET News
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 July 9, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) to re-evaluate its education and outreach programs. The main goal of these programs has always been to provide support and information to the essential tremor (ET) community, but now the top priority is to ensure the health and safety of the ET community while […]

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 […]

Posted on October 2, 2019

The location was the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Second Class Petty Officer Peder Nelson had just finished his shift as a block guard at the detention facility. It was his first 90 days on the island and there was a “no alcohol consumption” policy in place for everyone working there. As he […]

Each semester, the International Essential Tremor Foundation presents four scholarships to students with essential tremor. The scholarships represent hope for the future, and provide support to these students during a pivotal time in their lives. As part of the scholarship application process, each applicant is asked to write an essay that answers the question, “How […]

Categories: ET News
Posted on August 22, 2019

Each semester, the International Essential Tremor Foundation presents four scholarships to students with essential tremor. The scholarships represent hope for the future, and provide support to these students during a pivotal time in their lives. As part of the scholarship application process, each applicant is asked to write an essay that answers the question, “How […]

Posted on March 4, 2019

“Be the light that helps others see.” Anonymous  By Tammy Dodderidge, IETF Marketing and Communications Manager Just when we thought we had heard every symptom and every challenge associated with essential tremor, we realized we were wrong. When we reached out to the essential tremor community last month and asked people to share their stories as […]

Categories: ET Awareness, ET News