Hanging Together

There is no cure for Essential Tremor. None. At least not yet. If there is to ever be a cure, there first has to be a solution to The Problem with Essential Tremor. The Problem with Essential Tremor is awareness (or lack thereof). Very few people know what Essential Tremor is. The term “movement disorder” is often assumed to mean Parkinson’s Disease. Essential Tremor not only does not have a place at the table of movement disorders, it is not even part of the dinner conversation. (more…)

Taking Back: ET and leisure activity

There is no “fun” in essential tremor. Literally and figuratively. You cannot spell “fun” using the letters in essential tremor and it certainly is not a barrel of laughs to cope with it. However, it is no reason you cannot inject your own fun into your life with essential tremor. It is simply a matter of not allowing essential tremor to steal everything you enjoyed before your symptoms appeared. (more…)

Technology and Tremor: How can technology help manage tremor?

Technology is always moving fast but not always in the area where we personally need it. Fortunately inventors and programmers are realizing how much technology can help those of us with disabilities. New devices and apps are being developed all the time. Here are just a few to get you started on helping technology to manage your tremor. (more…)

Advocacy – How it can be effective on an individual level

When those of us with medical issues think of advocacy, we tend to think of the “big boys”: Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s, Susan Komen and Breast Cancer. Reminiscent of the belief that our individual voices are not heard in politics unless we belong to one of the two mainstream parties, we buy into the thought that we must have an organization to advocate for us. While organizations can be helpful in advocating, they are by no means necessary. All you need to advocate is your personal experience and the desire to make your voice heard.  (more…)

Advocacy of 1

Tremor Action Network has appointed Nannette Halliwell to the position of Blog Editor. Nannette will manage the publishing as well as contribute content to the blog. She has great organizational and communication skills.  (more…)

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