The newsletter of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers University

What are Tremors

Tremors are quivering, usually involuntary, movements. They may occur continually or may only appear at certain times.

For example: tremors may appear during times of extreme emotion (e.g. trembling with fear).

Many patients with Parkinson's disease display "resting tremors", tremors that appear when the patient is at rest but are suppressed when the patient is moving.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain