Essential Tremor affects 10 million Americans, yet still little known disorder.
The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is proud to announce a new support group in Marin for those affected by essential tremor. The group meets every 4th Saturday (the next one is coming up September 28th at 10 am at Marin General Hospital Magnolia meeting room).
Essential tremor is a neurological condition that affects 10 million Americans, yet the condition is still little known. Although it is not a life-threatening condition, it is a life-altering condition that causes rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, legs or voice; significantly impacting every day activities such as eating, drinking and writing. While the severity of the tremor may vary from person to person, it often makes those affected self-conscious or anxious in social situations.
“Essential tremor can be frustrating in how it affects the quality of people’s lives,” explains Satoko Miller, the North Bay Support Group Leader. “This group will offer an informal place where those affected can be themselves. At our group, individuals won’t be asked if their hands are shaking because they’re cold or nervous. They will find support and fellowship among others just like them—others with essential tremor.”
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About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is the leading organization in the world dedicated to helping those affected by essential tremor. The IETF funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that leads to a treatment and cure, increases awareness, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET.
Since 2001, the IETF has supplied more than $600,000 in research grants to fund 16 promising ET research studies. To learn more about essential tremor, visit www.essentialtremor.org.