As part of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is delighted to announce that Dannel Malloy, governor of Connecticut, will officially proclaim the state’s support of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month; joining others nationwide in recognizing the need to learn more and seek greater understanding of a condition that affects millions of Americans. Local IETF support group leader Helen Moser from Stratford was instrumental in securing this proclamation.
Essential tremor, a neurological movement disorder commonly referred to as ET, affects an estimated 10 million people in the US alone. The condition is often characterized by rhythmic, involuntary and uncontrollable shaking of the hands and arms during movement, but it sometimes can also affect the head, voice, legs and trunk. ET is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease.