Category: Quality of Life

How Many Hours a Day Do You Tremor?

How Many Hours a Day Do You Tremor? - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
Essential tremor (ET) is often incorrectly diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease (PD). ET used to be called “benign essential tremor” as if it were a fairly harmless condition in comparison with something as feared as PD. However, we now know that that ET is anything but benign. While it is considered non-life threatening, it can obliterate keep reading

Education Lowers Dementia Risk During Essential Tremor

Education protects against dementia Dementia is a progressive decline in mental function, characterized by increasing memory loss, personality changes, and inability to reason things through. The term itself is something of a catch-all, since there are different types of dementia. Some are linked with certain degenerative neurologic diseases like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. Another keep reading

Essential tremor gets worse in stressful situations.

How Stress Makes Essential Tremor WorseEssential tremor (ET) is the most common form of uncontrollable rhythmic shaking, though it is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The involuntary trembling results from abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain (cerebellum, thalamus, and brain stem). It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from ET, though many keep reading
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