Tremor Gram – May 2021

Posted on May 10, 2021

Video Focuses on Pediatric Onset of Essential Tremor

Approximately five percent of patients with essential tremor experience symptoms as children. Dr. Keith Coffman discusses the impact of ET in children in our latest ET Virtual Education Event, “Essential Tremor: Pediatric Onset.

Dr. Coffman is the Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and a member of the IETF Medical Advisory Board. He said ET typically presents itself in children’s hands and sometimes arms, and the challenges they experience are different from those experienced by adults.

This video is the sixth in a series of IETF Virtual Education Events focusing on various topics surrounding ET. All videos are viewable through our website.

Learn more about children and ET by downloading our handout, “Children with ET, a Guide for Parents and Other Caring Adults.”

Honor a Loved One This Memorial Day

Memorial Donation Tulips

Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to and honor those who have served our country. Over the years, it also has become a day of remembrance of loved ones who have passed.

As Memorial Day approaches, consider honoring a loved one with a memorial contribution to the IETF. There is no set minimum contribution and all memorials are posted on the IETF’s Memorial Wall online and in Tremor Talk magazine.

We often see memorial contributions this time of year and also around birthdays and anniversaries of loved ones. Some family members make annual gifts as a lasting tribute to their loved ones.

As with all donations to the IETF, memorial donations are tax-deductible.

Hear from ET Support Group Leaders in Our Latest Podcast


What are ET Support Groups? How do you start one? Learn this and more by listening to a panel discussion with some of the IETF’s support group leaders in our latest Talking Essential Tremor podcast, “Talking About ET Support Groups.” The panel includes:    

  • Tom and Sabrina Pilarski, with the Detroit, MI ET Support Group
  • John Krzeminski, with the Horsham, PA ET Support Group
  • Sharon Alexander and Joe Bremhorst, with the East Bay, CA ET Support Group

The IETF has more than 70 support groups around the world where people connect to talk about essential tremor and provide support to each other. Look for a support group near you in our online listing.

Are there topics you would like to see covered in an upcoming Talking Essential Tremor podcast? Email your suggestions to Marketing & Communications Manger Tammy Dodderidge,

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One thought on “Tremor Gram – May 2021

  1. It’s great to see the effort being made to help children come to terms with the challenges of essential tremors.
    As a child it was just assumed that I was nervous, even though the tremor was present in my mother and great grandfather. I guess not enough was know about it back in the 1950’s . I have never been diagnosed, as it was not considered to be a problem back then.
    Thankfully much research has taken place since then, and many people are now being helped with medications and surgical procedures.
    I am fortunate that my tremors have only advanced to the very annoying stage rather than completely debilitating .

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