STATEMENT: Alston announces Essential Tremor Awareness Month
– Today Rep. Lela Alston, D- Phoenix (District 24), reminded legislators that March is Essential Tremor Awareness Month. She released the following statement after reading an official proclamation from the floor of the House of Representatives. PHOENIX
“Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands and voice. There are an estimated 10 million people in the
who have essential tremor symptoms. Although essential tremor is not life threatening, it can get progressively more serious and can affect a person’s quality of life by making daily tasks more difficult. I would like to help by increasing awareness of this condition and providing helpful information to those who have or might have essential tremor. Many Arizonans are affected by this neurological disorder, and it can be commonly misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. Promoting greater awareness and education could result in more funding and research so that we may identify effective treatments and a cure for the condition.” United States
For more information on essential tremor, go to www.essentialtremor.org.