The Gerontologist, Vol 35, Issue 4 556-559, Copyright © 1995 by The Gerontological Society of America
Biobehavioral rehabilitation for older adults with essential tremor
DA Lundervold and R Poppen
Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA.
Essential tremor (ET), the most prevalent movement disorder, has a peak
prevalence in the sixth decade of life. ET primarily affects the hands and
head. Persons with ET are often significantly disabled in communication,
work, leisure, domestic activities, and psychosocial adjustment. Medical
intervention for ET is often limited in effectiveness. A biobehavioral
rehabilitation model for older adults with ET is described.