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 […]
Madison Young talks about her initial essential tremor diagnosis and how she has learned to explain her condition to others. She expresses her gratitude to those who support the IETF’s scholarship program. “I love having the support of the community behind me,” she said.
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 […]
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 […]
IETF Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Sheng-Han Kuo has been named a recipient of the The Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Clinical Science from the American Neurological Association (ANA). Dr. Kuo is assistant director of neurology at Columbia University in New York City.
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.
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 […]
It’s a fact: most people don’t know what essential tremor (ET) is. When they see someone shaking, they assume it’s “old age setting in,” or nervousness or anxiety. Once they know the truth, and learn about essential tremor, judgment goes away and understanding and compassion take over. For this year’s National Essential Tremor Awareness Month […]