Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, July 12 - 4:00 PM


Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands, and voice. An estimated 10 million people in the United States have essential tremor (ET). While not life-threatening, ET is a serious and progressive condition that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life—socially, professionally, and emotionally. People with ET often have difficulty with everyday activities such as getting dressed, eating, drinking, speaking or writing. Of 20-plus different kinds of tremor, essential tremor (ET) is the most common. Also known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, ET is a neurological condition often confused with Parkinson’s disease and dystopia. Due to misguided beliefs and lack of awareness, many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. This group is both educational and supportive, and free. We meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 4:00-5:00pm. July meeting: Carlton Carroll will discuss and demonstrate photography with shaky hands.

Location

491 Hillsdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Event Type
Health & Fitness
Senior Citizen

Organization

Senior Center, Inc.

Date / Time

Thursday, July 12, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Margaret
Phone:
4349747756
Email:
margaret@seniorcenterinc.org
More Info:
http://www.seniorcenterinc.org