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Welcome to the website of the National Tremor Foundation.

The NTF represents over 1 million people in the UK with Tremor

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National Tremor Foundation

The National Tremor Foundation (or NTF as we are known) is an organisation where we aim to provide help, support and advice to all those living with all forms of tremor irrespective of age.

The NTF was first brought to the UK from the USA in 1992 and in 1994 became a registered charity in its own right.

Each year the NTF holds an annual conference, subsidised by the NTF providing members and friends with the opportunity of not only meeting and spending some time together but also asking a panel of experts’ questions that help with improving quality of life.

The NTF has developed close links with other UK voluntary organisations including the Parkinson’s Disease Society and the Neurological Alliance and also with international organisations including the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and the International Tremor Foundation. 

Misguided beliefs and a lack of awareness mean that many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. The NTF dedicates this site to the thousands of people in the UK whose lives are affected by tremor.

Prevalence and correlates of rest tremor in essential tremor: cross-sectional survey of 831 patients across four distinct cohorts

19 Mar 2015

Essential tremor (ET) is amongst the most commonly encountered neurological disorders. Surprisingly, there are few data on the prevalence of rest tremor in ET patients, and even fewer data on the clinical correlates of such tremor. This study finds that its prevalence is highly dependent on the setting in which patients are evaluated, ranging from as low as 1% to nearly 50%.

European Journal of Neurology

The long-term outcome of orthostatic tremor

13 Mar 2015

Orthostatic tremor is a rare condition characterised by high-frequency tremor that appears on standing. Although the essential clinical features of orthostatic tremor are well established, little is known about the natural progression of the disorder. This paper reports on the long-term outcome based on the largest multicentre cohort of patients with orthostatic tremor.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

Substantia nigra neuromelanin-MR imaging differentiates essential tremor from Parkinson's disease

11 Mar 2015

Essential tremor (ET) is a very common movement disorder that has no diagnostic markers. Differentiation with Parkinson's disease (PD) can be clinically challenging in some cases, with a high rate of misdiagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have been able to identify neuromelanin changes in the substantia nigra (SN) of PD patients, but they have thus far not been investigated in ET. This study finds that neuromelanin-sensitive MRI techniques can discriminate ET from early-stage tremor-dominant PD and can be a useful clinical tool in the evaluation of tremor disorders.

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

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