IETF Executive Director Patrick McCartney visits with Meal Lifter co-founder Anne Royer. Meal Lifter was born out of the need to create a functional eating space for Ann’s mother-in-law who had tremors from Parkinson’s disease. It’s a sturdy platform that holds and elevates a 9-inch plate, decreasing the distance from the plate to the mouth […]
Jennifer’s Story “You have essential tremor (ET). It’s a neurological movement disorder that has no cure, and is progressive.” This is what my doctor told me. How does one process that at 34 years old or at any age? The fact is it may take time. It has taken me two long months and hours […]
Donna’s Story I started seeing signs of essential tremor at the age of 44. It started in my hands. I would have a day with shaky hands and then the next it was gone. I could go a month easily without shaky hands before it happened again. I didn’t think too much about it, though I was curious. I figured if […]
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 […]
Diagnosed with voice tremor and spasmodic dysphonia in 2019, singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix has come to realize that attitude is everything. She advises aspiring musicians with essential tremor to own the condition. Her management techniques include vocal exercises, medication and sometimes a shot of alcohol. Be sure to listen until the end of the podcast because […]
TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2021 /CNW/ – A second-generation, streamlined and battery-free stabilizing glove that can adapt to a wider range of hand tremors in people with Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s disease has been developed by Canadian company Steadiwear Inc.
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 […]
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 […]