Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 08/04/2021

Essential Tremor & Movement Disorders in Older Adults


Essential tremor affects an estimated 10 million Americans and classically starts anytime between age 40-90, sometimes earlier. Join us for a live and interactive discussion with a leader in treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Drew Falconer is board certified in neurology and is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist. He serves as Medical Director Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center .

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12:04:11     From  Jacke Schroeder : Is there correlation between essential tremor and other conditions?  If yes, what other conditions?

12:04:14     From  Mary Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : is there a connection with essential tremor and Parkinson’s Disease?

12:05:22     From  m hartnett : Is this a type of seizure disorder?

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12:07:44     From  Jacke Schroeder : Is essential tremor a form of Parkinsons?

12:08:49     From  Jacke Schroeder : can a MD resident with Medicare be treated by you?

12:09:10     From  Jacke Schroeder : MD meaning Maryland

12:09:53     From  Sonia Gow : Sonia Gow

Program and Community Care Manager

Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (IPMDC)

sonia.gow@inova.org

703.375.9987

inova.org/move

12:10:18     From  Jacke Schroeder : Do you have partners in the Baltimore area

12:11:12     From  Joanne Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : Your practice just performed DBS round 2 on my dearest of friends. God Bless you!!!

12:11:13     From  SUSAN WRANIK : Susan I Wranik, speech-language pathologist treating memory, speech, swallowing, and will to live. In home and virtual visits. Staff training and family consultation. LSVT Certified for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. SpeakSkill LLC www.speakskill.com; susan@speakskill.com  301 520 2332 SOS:  Here to Help™

12:14:20     From  Jacke Schroeder : 0does it also effect ability to dance in an organized way

12:20:04     From  Bob Coulson : Nothing on screen he is sahring

12:20:41     From  Vikki Montgomery   to   Hosts and panelists : Blank screen.

12:20:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : he will start sharing soon!

12:21:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : there he goes! he is a pro!!

12:21:22     From  Bob Coulson : Yep, did not know he was using white board

12:23:29     From  Jennifer Brown   to   Hosts and panelists : Hi, Jennifer Brown - Seabury Care Management - Community Relations Manager - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org -

12:24:02     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Jennifer Brown to All Panelists:  12:23 PM

Hi, Jennifer Brown - Seabury Care Management - Community Relations Manager - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org -

12:26:39     From  Kimberly Landon   to   Hosts and panelists : what about Gabapentin?

12:29:20     From  Jacke Schroeder : How d you do deep brain stimulation?

12:29:27     From  Jennifer Brown   to   Hosts and panelists : Sorry Steve...

12:29:42     From  Betty Bahadori   to   Hosts and panelists : are treatments associated with cognitive decline?

12:29:54     From  Jacke Schroeder : is the leed surgically inserted

12:31:14     From  Rory Mullett   to   Hosts and panelists : Focused ultrasound thalatonomy?

12:31:15     From  Sandy Burr : How and who can diagnose ET?  If you notice it in your hand does it 

affect strength/grip as well?

12:31:17     From  Ken Silverstein : Hi Everyone--Ken Silverstein, AlfredHouse Assisted Living/Memory Care--10 boutique homes serving the DMV.  We have vacancies, referrals are most welcome, ksilverstein@alfredhouse.com, 240-535-0597.

12:31:22     From  Sara Huether   to   Hosts and panelists : Can you discuss the process of living with tremor with or without medicine treatment.

12:32:25     From  Sara Huether   to   Hosts and panelists : Can you discuss any variety of symptoms of essential tremor.

12:33:33     From  Deborah Cerva : do you have to be disabled by it for insurance to cover treatment. I just can't write as well and only shake under emotional pressure.

12:33:50     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Good afternoon everyone 

Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo

Family Support worker II

Prince George's Department of Social Services

12:34:45     From  Jacke Schroeder : what are the risks to the brain by the surgery

12:35:47     From  Bree Baldwin : Is there any correlation between ET and any type of dementia?

12:38:04     From  Karen Holstein   to   Hosts and panelists : Is Vascular Dementia also contraindicated with DBS?

12:39:28     From  Claire Gardiner   to   Hosts and panelists : I have an action tremor in my dominant hand which has been diagnosed as a focal dystonia. What’s the difference between this an essential tremor?

12:39:50     From  Joe Sperling : If someone has significant tremors following a stroke, will the treatments you described help?

12:40:34     From  Rory Mullett   to   Hosts and panelists : age limit for DBS?

12:42:06     From  Anne Coyne : Is the lead left in the brain after the brain stimulation or how long is the lead left in the brain?

12:45:48     From  Mike Harrigan : Fantastic presentation... very informative and hope-inspiring.  Thank you Dr Falconer.

12:46:36     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Mike Harrigan to Everyone:  12:45 PM

Fantastic presentation... very informative and hope-inspiring.  Thank you Dr Falconer.

12:46:51     From  SUSAN WRANIK : Diane Rheme

12:48:34     From  Sonia Gow   to   Hosts and panelists : workin on it

12:49:01     From  SUSAN WRANIK : FOR CONSTIPATION:  

1 cup applesauce, 1 cup prune juice, 1 cup bran cereal (for bowels)


Per Dr. Drew Falconer

12:49:06     From  Melissa Bressler   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise in a clear and concise way! Melissa Bressler - Outreach Manager at HandyPro and Occupational Therapist / construction contractor specializing in home modifications for seniors and all-persons with mobility concerns compromising safety and accessibility / Melissa@handypro.com / 301-960-9830

12:49:40     From  joan rubin-kritz : please repeat-- how much of that recipe do you eat per day??

12:50:16     From  Dr. Drew Falconer   to   Hosts and panelists : 2 tablespoons

12:50:26     From  Martha Cooper   to   Hosts and panelists : With DBS what should you not do?  Such as airport screening and other

12:51:10     From  Sonia Gow : Constipation recipe

12:51:12     From  Sonia Gow : 1 Cup applesauce

1 Cup prune juice

1 Cup bran cereal

Keep in fridge and take 2-3 Tbsp each day in the a.m.

12:52:52     From  Sandy Burr : Is there a genetic test for the trait?

12:53:10     From  Georgette Lake   to   Hosts and panelists : Hello, Georgette Lake with Tribute at Black Hill in Germantown. Georgette.lake@tributeatblackhill.com

12:54:37     From  Georgette Lake : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MRRoAkedT9-wWpwsFBmwew

12:54:49     From  joan rubin-kritz : thank you!  no question!.

12:55:51     From  SUSAN WRANIK : Thank you Dr. Falconer.  Thank you Steve! Great program. Education - essential to empowering others to make informed choice.

12:55:59     From  Jacqueline Graf   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you Dr. Falconer!  This was interesting and helpful.

12:56:45     From  Jacke Schroeder : another question

12:57:00     From  Dr. Drew Falconer   to   Hosts and panelists : www.inova.org/move

12:57:01     From  Jacke Schroeder : any correlation with shaking leg syndrome

12:57:54     From  Carolyn Salamon   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you VERY much!

12:58:02     From  Jacke Schroeder : Thank you VERY much!!!

12:58:12     From  Betty Bahadori   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you


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