Another great meeting!

In line with our commitment to alternate locations throughout the state, our April essential tremor support group met in the town of Portland. 21 people from throughout Connecticut participated. Everyone had the opportunity to test the difference between using a standard soup spoon, a Chinese soup spoon, and the state-of-the art LiftWare spoon to bring pasta from bowl to mouth! Some of the results were remarkable.

Dr. Machado again graciously responded to medical questions throughout the meeting. Current research projects were discussed. We also talked about ways to spread ET awareness. Our group will participate in the NBC Connecticut Health & Wellness Festival at the CT Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th. Planning a walk for next year’s ET Month (March 2015) was discussed as well.

The camaraderie and support among group members is truly heartwarming. If you missed our meeting last Saturday, please join us on June 7th in Orange!

NPR airs an essential tremor story!

Shari Finsilver (an International Essential Tremor Foundation Board Member and past president) was interviewed by Michelle Trudeau, Health Reporter from NPR. It is a great spot that aired this morning on Morning Edition. Click here to listen to the interview online.