Kitchen Assistance

A few days ago, I received a call from an ET patient who has been having problems cutting herself when using sharp knives in the kitchen. At the time, I was at a loss for helpful suggestions. Since then, I did a bit of searching on our very own website! Under Assistive Devices, there is a link to Elder Store, http://www.elderstore.com/adaptive-eating-utensils. They have several serrated rocker knives listed which should provide some help in preparing meals. If you have any other helpful kitchen hints, please let us know.

The IETF is Coming to Houston

IETF Seminar - San DiegoEach year the IETF’s Executive Director travels throughout the U.S. facilitating educational seminars about the diagnosis process and treatment options for essential tremor. The Foundation is happy to be able to bring movement disorder specialists and essential tremor patients together to learn more about ET.

On Saturday, March 23rd, the IETF will be in Houston, TX. Drs. Thenganatt and Fenoy are extremely knowledgeable and have lots of good information to share. At the end of the seminar, attendees will even be able to ask the physicians questions, during a Q&A session.

For more information on this or any of the IETF’s other events, please visit our calendar of events or our Free Seminars webpage. There is limited space, so register today!

Downey CA ET Patient Seminar

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab CtrCome join me in Downey, CA on Saturday, February 2, 2013 where I will be working with Drs. Hui and Liker to bring you another free seminar to learn more about the diagnosis process and treatment for essential tremor. The last event in the area was cancelled because registrations were too low, but we are hoping that the timing of this event will be better for everyone, so get registered today! I look forward to meeting so many of you.

Both physicians are extremely knowledgeable and you will definitely learn a lot. It’s also an opportunity for you to receive free educational materials and get a chance to ask questions. Please join me and others with ET for a half day of education and some free refreshments.  Please register today!

A confession

Well, it’s time for me to confess. For weeks, the IETF staff has continued to encourage me to write something for the blog. In response, I would tell them I didn’t have time or I would do it after I completed a specific project. But in reality, I continued to pursue what was familiar and what I was comfortable doing.

But that just hasn’t been the truth. Let me tell you why. I am new to this whole blogging thing. I am uncomfortable posting things online – who would want to read anything I had to say or anything I observed or what I was doing as executive director of this nonprofit? Everyone had their own lives and busy schedules and unless I had some earth shattering news to impart, there was no need for me to post anything. Besides, the IETF staff were so much more better at this – so much smarter and they liked doing it!

So here I am, a blog neophyte. Ashamed to admit it – but true! So I will begin my journey by posting weekly and sharing my ET world and experiences with you. Please don’t judge too harshly – remember the learning curve!

I will do my best and actually, I am sure you, the readers, will more than likely encourage me. So I have nothing to fear but the fear I impose upon myself. So here I go and I invite you to travel with me along this yellow brick road – who knows, I might just get good at this!