Parkinson's Eating Aids
Adaptive eating utensils, plates and cups reduce tremoring for seniors with hand tremors, essential tremor or Parkinson's Disease.
Tremor Scale (symptomatic complaint of tremor in any part of the body)
0 == Absent (no tremor or writing impairment)
1 == Slight and infrequently present (mild tremor, writing, and drawing of spiral minimally impaired)
2 == Moderate; bothersome to most patients (writing and drawing of spiral moderately impaired)
3 == Severe tremor (writing and drawing severely impaired; interferes with many activities such as drinking liquids)
4 == Marked tremor (interferes with most activities)
Once a diagnosis of ET is established, studies may be performed to rule out preexisting conditions that may also produce tremor (e.g., hypothyroidism, drug-induced tremor, Wilson's disease, lesions of the cerebellum or midbrain, peripheral neuropathy, traumatic injury, etc.). Other tremor-associated disorders include acute and chronic polyneuropathy; hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease; Guillain-Barré syndrome; metabolic neuropathies (e.g., Refsum syndrome, etc.); and peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes.