March is Essential Tremor Month!

In December 2010, the United States House of Representatives formally passed House Resolution (H.RES.) 1264 officially designating March as National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. This resolution was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 56 Representatives. If you’d like to help raise essential tremor awareness in your community, click here for more information.

Our February meeting was a definite success!

23 people from all over Connecticut attended our second essential tremor support group meeting!

After brief introductions, our discussion focused on coping with our ET. Everyone generously shared their experiences and the diverse tools and methods that work for them.

In addition to responding to questions as they arose, our group’s Medical Director, Dr. Duarte Machado, conducted an informative Q&A session. Dr. Machado also discussed some of the current clinical trials.

Because group members travelled from different areas of the state, we talked about future meeting locations. Our next meeting (April 5th) will be held in Portland. In June, we’ll be back in New Haven County (Milford or Orange) to accommodate a highly credentialed speaker. Then, in August, we’re working on a location in either Groton or Essex.

Topics for future meetings were also discussed …as was March is Essential Tremor Month.

If you missed our February meeting, please join us in Portland on April 5th!