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 […]
Learn how a DaTscan can help neurologists understand the cause of a patient’s tremors. Mark Hibberd, global head of medical services and chief medical officer of pharmaceutical diagnostics with GE Healthcare, explains.
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
Each semester, the International Essential Tremor Foundation (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 […]
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 spring 2019 […]
March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]