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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

Please explore the website

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.

Public Knowledge and Attitude towards Essential Tremor: A Questionnaire Survey

22 Apr 2016

Public awareness of and attitude towards disease is an important issue for patients. The survey administered as a ten-minute, 31-item questionnaire to 250 consecutive enrollees looks at public knowledge of the existence and features of Essential Tremor.


Exploring Essential Tremor: Results from a Large Online Survey

19 Apr 2016

To better understand diagnostic and treatment patterns as well as clinical features of patients with essential tremor (ET) through a large online survey. The survey had 2857 respondents.  The findings underscore the need for increased awareness of ET to improve the diagnostic process, to understand the treatment options for ET and to develop more effective treatments with fewer side effects.

American Academy of Neurology

Development of method for quantifying essential tremor using a small optical device

6 Apr 2016

This study aimed to develop a rapid, objective, and quantitative system for measuring the severity of finger tremor using a small portable optical device (Leap Motion) and proposes three algorithms to describe tremor amplitudes.

Science Direct

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