The degeneration or damage of nerve cells located at the top of the brain stem. Slight tremors of a hand, arm or leg are common and extreme muscle stiffness may occur where it becomes difficult to perform tasks such as buttoning clothes, walk or speak.
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- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) A form of heart disease that is characterized by narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle preventing an adequate flow of blood and interrupting the supply of oxygen and other nutrients the heart requires.
- Senior scams Illegitimate offers or opportunities that take advantage of seniors and attempt to steal assets.
- Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.