Essential Tremor Treatment London

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common neurological movement disorder. It causes involuntary and uncontrollable shaking in certain parts of the body. In some people, the severity of the condition can make everyday tasks like drinking and writing difficult. At Dementech Neurosciences, our specialists offer a range of essential tremor treatment solutions to help patients better manage their symptoms and retain a good quality of life.

What is Essential Tremor?

Essential tremor is sometimes referred to as benign or familial tremor. It is a neurological condition that causes involuntary shaking or trembling in particular parts of the body, usually the head and hands. The voice (larynx) may also be affected, resulting in a shaky voice. It is typically diagnosed in people who are over the age of 40, with some people experiencing mild symptoms, and others having severe symptoms that affect their day-to-day capabilities.


The tremors typically worsen when there is movement and reduce significantly or stop altogether when resting. Some people may find that the condition worsens if their bodies are in certain positions, if they are lacking sleep or if they’ve had caffeine. In the beginning, symptoms will tend to come on gradually.


Essential tremor gradually worsens over time, but it doesn’t shorten life expectancy and has no links to other brain disorders. Around 50% of all ET cases are in people with an inherited altered gene, but it’s not clear what causes the condition in the other 50% of people.


Although the cause is unknown and there is no cure, there are treatments available to help you manage symptoms. We provide a wide range of treatment approaches at Dementech Neurosciences, helping you to keep your symptoms under control and live a good quality of life that isn’t dominated by your essential tremor.

Essential Tremor Diagnosis & Treatment at Dementech

Diagnosing essential tremor correctly is essential. There isn’t a specific test that will determine whether you have ET over another type of tremor disorder, but our doctors will provide a comprehensive assessment of the type and severity of tremor to ensure a fast and accurate diagnosis first time.


This may include undergoing a number of physical assessments and scans, as well as blood tests to rule out other conditions.


Essential tremor treatment


At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer pharmacological intervention for ET, including injections and medications. These aim to block the neurotransmitters which can help to mitigate tremors, although it isn’t effective in everyone. In the most severe cases, undergoing surgery to implant a deep brain stimulator can help.


Unfortunately, there is no cure for essential tremor. Treatment aims to suppress the involuntary movements, and can include:


  1. Avoidance of known triggers, such as alcohol or caffeine
  2. Stress management techniques
  3. Medications, including injections
  4. Regular monitoring and observation – if the tremor is mild

Technology Used For Essential Tremor Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we use the latest diagnostic imaging and treatment technology to provide the best possible outcome for our patients. Our clinicians are amongst the most experienced and trusted in the country, and we have access to the most advanced technology on the market.


We adopt a multifaceted approach to essential tremor treatment that aims to mitigate the effects of the condition as much as possible. This means we use a mixture of pharmaceutical treatments like Botox injections and beta blockers, as well as other therapies, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. We can also put our patients forward for relevant clinical trials before they become available to the public.

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    Discover More About Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is the most common of the tremor disorders and is sometimes confused with other tremor conditions, but it has its own set of symptoms that distinguish it from other conditions.

    The symptoms of essential tremor include:


    • Head nodding
    • A quivering voice
    • A small, rapid tremor
    • A tremor that increases with movement or activity
    • A tremor that decreases when resting
    • A tremor that stops when asleep
    • A tremor that worsens with age


    The hands, voice and head are most commonly affected by tremors. As time progresses, some people may also experience tremors of the arms, eyes and although very rarely, the legs.

    Essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease are two different conditions, though they are often confused. Essential tremor is characterised by shaking during activity or movement. The tremors can worsen or continue during movement. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease on the other hand, include involuntary tremor when you are inactive, muscle stiffness, slowness of movement and ‘freezing’.

    There are certain factors that are known to worsen the tremors, including:

    1. Emotional stress
    2. Physical activity
    3. Caffeinated drinks
    4. Fatigue and insufficient sleep
    5. Alcohol consumption (in some people)


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    It was very useful to be able to talk with the consultant and be understood. My problem has been lifelong and got far worse over recent years. It was vital for me to be able to get advice and guidance and find a new treatment plan

    Patient Success Stories

    Dementech Neurosciences prides itself on delivering exceptional patient care. Here are just some of our patient testimonials.

    P Allen

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    “My family and I experienced one of the hardest times of our lives having to deal with my wife’s deteriorating condition. I would like to personally thank the lovely young lady Zobiaa from Dementech, for showering us with compassion, empathy and genuine care and concern. Her professionalism, high-level customer service and communication, eye for detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs and make not only my wife, but our whole family, feel as comfortable and supported as possible, is something we will always be grateful for. Thank you so much for your friendly and polite presence Zobiaa and taking the time and effort to build a relationship with us. You really made our visits to the clinic a positive, 5 star experience.”


    Group 180822

    “Dementech Neurosciences is a relatively new clinic specialising in the scientific assessment and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. It represents a significant development in the treatment of Parkinson’s and has done a great job of establishing itself and its reputation in a short period of time. The premises are extremely well situated in central London, the consultant neurologists are all at the top of their field in their specialisation of the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, and the clinical and administrative staff are of a similar standard. The atmosphere of the clinic is positive and the results, in the short period of time I have been able to assess, have been similarly positive.”

    N Mohammed

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    “Have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from Dementech and all their staff. From their initial guidance by Shakeela, through to staff conducting the MRI tests and Dr. Lucio D’Anna for his expertise clarity of explanation, compassion and consideration. Special mention to Zobia, who saved the day with her quick thinking that helped my mother-in-law to obtain extended care. Overall a perfect experience. Cannot recommend them enough.”

    Why Choose Dementech For Essential Treatment?

    When it comes to addressing the intricate challenges of Essential Tremor, comprehensive care and support are crucial. At our specialised clinic, we provide a variety of services tailored to offer patients and their families the utmost level of care and assistance throughout their journey with this condition. From gaining access to a team of treatment specialists to utilising advanced diagnostic technology and receiving continuous support, our commitment is to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by Essential Tremor.

    1. Highly Specialised Team: Discover how Dementech boasts a team of experienced and specialised medical professionals dedicated to the effective diagnosis and treatment of Essential Tremor.
    2. Cutting-Edge Treatment Options: Learn about our advanced and innovative treatment approaches tailored specifically for Essential Tremor, ensuring patients receive the most effective care available.
    3. Personalised Care Plans: Explore how Dementech’s individualised care plans cater to the unique needs of each patient, providing comprehensive and targeted solutions.
    1. Advanced Diagnostic Technology: Find out how Dementech utilises cutting-edge diagnostic tools and techniques to accurately assess and monitor Essential Tremor, facilitating precise treatment planning.
    2. Comprehensive Evaluation: Learn how our clinic conducts thorough assessments, including neuroimaging and other diagnostic tests, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of each patient’s condition.
    3. Early Detection and Monitoring: Discover the importance of early detection and ongoing monitoring in managing Essential Tremor, with Dementech’s expertise ensuring timely intervention.
    1. Holistic Care Approach: Explore how Dementech prioritises not only the medical aspects of Essential Tremor but also the emotional and psychological well-being of patients and their families.
    2. Comprehensive Support Services: Learn about the range of support services available at Dementech, including counselling, patient education, and community resources, all aimed at improving patients’ quality of life.
    3. Family-Centric Approach: Discover how we involve and support the families of individuals with Essential Tremor, recognising the vital role they play in the patient’s journey towards better health and well-being.

    We understand that healthcare costs can be a concern, and that’s why we offer competitive pricing starting at just £485 for our services. Additionally, we recognize the importance of accessibility, so we provide the option for video consultations for patients who may find it challenging to visit the clinic in person. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we strive to make our services accessible to all.

    Living with Huntington’s disease can be emotionally and physically challenging, not only for patients but also for their families. At our clinic, we provide continuous support to both patients and their loved ones. We believe that a strong support system is essential in improving the overall quality of life for those affected by this condition.

    J Adams

    Group 1808

    A pleasure to have the expertise, vision & support of Dementech, most especially the care and trust of Dr. D’Anna, Anca and the team!

    Meet Our Specialists

    London is home to a renowned consortium of leading specialists in Essential Tremor (ET), who have earned global recognition for their unparalleled expertise in this field. These experts are at the forefront of pioneering research, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for ET, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to improving the well-being of ET patients. Their extensive clinical proficiency, coupled with access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and resources at Dementech, enables them to provide comprehensive care and innovative therapies tailored with precision to meet the unique needs of each ET patient. Whether they are focused on advancing our understanding of ET through groundbreaking research or creating personalized treatment plans to enhance the quality of life for those affected, London’s neurological specialists are celebrated for their steadfast dedication to addressing this complex neurodegenerative condition.

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    About Dementech

    At our core, we are dedicated to enhancing your quality of life and overall well-being by delivering the highest standard of care. Recognising the need for a private centre that offers a holistic, multidisciplinary approach, we’ve embarked on a mission to transform the lives of individuals facing neurological disorders.


    Our commitment to this mission is fueled by the integration of cutting-edge technologies and advanced diagnostic methods, some of which are considered the best in the world. Although many of the neurological disorders we specialise in remain incurable, our focus on medication and other therapeutic modalities can effectively slow down disease progression and bring about substantial improvements in the patient’s quality of life.

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