Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By IETF Meditation has long been a part of Eastern religious practice. Now, studies conducted by such prestigious research centers as Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, and the University of Wisconsin have found that meditation, or what some neuroscientists call mindfulness, brings about feelings of well-being and emotional balance, increases […]

Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By Dr. Mona Reeva & Doris Campbell  Relaxing is a key to good health, and is essential to reduce tremor. There are many methods to calm our tremor through relaxation. The natural body cycle is a process of “tense and relax.” When we exert more tension than relaxation, our bodies are out of balance. This […]

Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By Dr. Joseph Jankovic Any discussion of the management of a chronic disorder would not be complete without emphasizing the importance of physical activity. Exercise has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce obesity, and prevent cardiovascular disease, but there is little data on the role of exercise in essential tremor (ET). In fact, many […]

Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By Dr. Sara Salles As the population ages, as diseases disable to a greater degree, as individuals survive once-fatal conditions, and as quality of life becomes an increasing concern, we see physiatry (fizz-ee-at’-tree) moving closer to the forefront of medicine. Physiatry is the practice of physical and rehabilitation medicine, and is led by a physician […]

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 Scott A. Wylie, PhD Our understanding of the psychological effects of essential tremor (ET) is at an early stage even though research on this topic has increased dramatically over the last ten years. Brain areas often linked with ET, including the basal ganglia, thalamus, and cerebellum, play important roles in cognitive and emotional functions. […]

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Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By: Arif Dalvi, MD, MBA A stressful situation such as writing a check while in line at a grocery store or using a pointer during a presentation can worsen essential tremor (ET). Observers may believe the tremor is due to nervousness, but in reality the increased tremor is caused by the additional mental and physical […]

Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By IETF Essential tremor (ET) can have a devastating impact on the quality of life for individuals with moderate to severe tremor. Depression and anxiety—in particular social anxiety—are common companions for many of these people. Depression can generally be well-controlled with medication, supplemented in some cases with counseling. It can affect the way an individual […]

Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By Care Givers Library Sometimes convincing a loved one to accept help is the toughest part of being a caregiver. Understanding the factors that contribute to resistance is the first step in meeting this challenge. Factor: Accepting help is viewed as an admission that the individual is no longer self-sufficient or “in control.” Possible Solution: If possible, […]

Coping with Essential Tremor Articles

By Dr. Joan Harrison Dash One of the scariest parts of having tremor is carrying liquids, especially hot ones. It’s also the most apparent, with run-away waves forming at the surface and spilling over the sides. It helps to plan ahead and understand the challenges posed by some types of containers and some kinds of […]