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Help get involved in ways to raise awareness about essential tremor during March which is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month.
LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) March 01, 2018
March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month
Essential Tremor Has No Familiar Face
It takes away someone’s ability to perform the simplest tasks – writing, dressing, cooking, applying makeup. Eating and drinking become physically difficult. It leaves people feeling depressed and helpless. It’s called essential tremor and an esimated 10 million people across the U.S. have it.
Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Many mistake it for Parkinson’s disease, although it’s eight times more common. And while it’s associated with older adults, it is diagnosed in middle-aged adults, teenagers and even toddlers. The reality is: essential tremor has no familiar face.
In 2010, Congress passed a resolution declaring March as National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. It is a time to raise public awareness about essential tremor and its impact.
“The International Essential Tremor Foundation works on behalf of all those who have essential tremor to provide support and resources, and to fund research to find better treatment options,” said Patrick McCartney, executive director of the IEFT. “We believe by educating the public, we can help people better identify essential tremor and diminish the stigma associated with it.”
Each year, the IETF creates special themed materials to celebrate NETA Month. Take a look and plan ways you can help raise awareness.
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About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:
Headquartered in Lenexa, KS, the International Essential Tremor Foundation was founded in 1988 and is the leading organization in the world dedicated to those affected by essential tremor. The mission of the IETF is to provide hope to the essential tremor (ET) community worldwide through awareness, education, support, and research.
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