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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.

International Essential Tremor Foundation Releases New iPhone/Android App

14 Apr 2015

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) has teamed with OrgHunter, a leading charity database resource for non-profit organizations, to release its first free iOS and Android app for essential tremor (ET) patients. OrgHunter's platform will empower the IETF to gain visibility based on its unique charity attributes in today’s vast mobile app domain.


Is it true that essential tremor affects sleep? A comparison between young essential tremor patients and normal controls

1 Apr 2015

Essential tremor (ET) is known as a monosymptomatic, pure motor system disease. This interpretation of ET has been questioned in the last decade. Non-motor symptoms have added to the definition of the disease. This study focused on younger patients who had the disease for a shorter period of time. Sleep quality was evaluated concluding that although ET patients had bad sleep quality, this might be associated with increased anxiety levels.

Sleep and Biological Rhythms

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

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