Having being diagnosed with a tremor a few years ago in both my hands, it is good to see the National Tremor Foundation (NTF) raising awareness of the various tremors and how they can affect people in their everyday lives. My tremors do show themselves more when stressed or for a period of minutes/hours, before normalizing. Do contact the charity for more information and/or advice.
The aim of the National Essential Tremor Awareness (NETA) month is to raise awareness of essential tremor by holding a series of events across the UK, including the National Tremor Foundation’s main event, Essential Tremor Awareness Day, at Holiday Inn, Sutton on 9 March.
Essential tremor is considered one of the most common neurological movement disorders and is estimated to be eight to 10 times more prevalent than Parkinson’s disease. People exhibit a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, legs, trunk and/or voice. It can afflict persons of any age, gender and race and in the vast majority of all cases it is inherited. While more commonly noticed in older individuals, essential tremor can begin as early as birth.
National Essential Tremor Awareness month, was started by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), in the USA to raise awareness of essential tremor and has since been growing internationally from strength to strength.
Kevin Harfoot, NTF Chairman, said: “Over the last few years we have seen NETA month increasing in activity, particularly with the development of a stronger support group network in the UK. It’s great to see people getting together and raising awareness of essential tremor.”
We look forward to hearing more from the NTF and NETA month this March.
Follow the latest NETA month updates on Twitter #Tremor2019.
NETA 2019 events
Please note: contact each event specific organiser in case of change of details.
North West Tremor Support Group Meet-Up
6 March 2019 13:00 – 14:00
Linear Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB
Contact: Tom and Joan Reader 0151 4753252
Southampton Shakers Meet-up (informal meeting)
8 March 2019 13:30 – 15:00Haskins Garden Centre West End (look for green spiral on table), Mansbridge Rd, West End, Southampton SO18 3HW
Essential Tremor Awareness Day
9 March 2019 12:00 – 17:00
Orchard Suites, Holiday Inn, Gibson Road, Sutton SM1 2RF
9 March 2019 10:30
Please note there has been a change of venue. New venue details:
Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA
Nuneaton Tremor Awareness Meet-up
10 March 2019 15:00 – 17:00
URC church 2 Chapel St, Nuneaton CV11 5QH
Nuneaton Shaking and Dining
10 March 2019 17:15 – 19:15
Attleborough Arms, Highfield Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4PL
Essential Tremor in Children Support Day
10 Mar 2019 11:00 – 15:30
Glacier Suite, IceSheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA
Queen Elizabeth Foundation Carshalton (NTF Information Table)
14 March 2019 10:00 – 15:00
QEF Mobility Services, 1 Metcalfe Ave, Carshalton SM5 4AN
ET Awareness Day in Canterbury
23 March 2019 13:00 – 16:30
Age UK, Castle Row, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QY
Leeds Awareness Meet-up
23 March 2019 13:00 – 16:00
Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6ET
Find out more about NTF events.