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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 (charity number: 1042013).

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.

Non-invasive central and peripheral stimulation: new hope for essential tremor?

1 Nov 2015

Essential tremor usually manifests as a postural and kinematic tremor of the arms, but may also involve the head, voice, lower limbs and trunk. An oscillatory network has been proposed as a neural correlate of ET, and is mainly composed of the olivocerebellar system, thalamus and motor cortex. Their non-invasiveness, along with their side effects profile, makes them an appealing treatment option. In addition, peripheral stimulation has been applied in the same perspective. The aim of this review is to shed light on the emergent use of noninvasive central and peripheral stimulation techniques in this interesting context.


Pakistan’s first indigenously built smart watch for tremor patients

30 Oct 2015

A Pakistani start-up company has built a smart watch for tremor patients, which will help them in diagnosing the severity of the disease and also judge the impact of prescribed medication.  The device tracks tremor patterns via kinetic sensors and transmits the data to a smartphone through Bluetooth.

Pakistan Today

Essential tremor is associated with disruption of functional connectivity in the ventral intermediate Nucleus—Motor Cortex—Cerebellum circuit

15 Oct 2015

The clinical benefits of targeting the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) for the treatment of tremors in essential tremor (ET) patients suggest that the VIM is a key hub in the network of tremor generation and propagation and that the VIM can be considered as a seed region to study the tremor network. Findings from this study provide the first evidence that the pathological tremors observed in ET patients might be based on a physiologically pre-existing VIM-motor cortex (MC)-cerebellum (CBLM) network and that disruption of functional connectivity in this physiological network is associated with ET. 

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