A progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys mental functions such as memory and learning. Individuals may also experience changes in personality and behavior.
More Common Terms
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A group of chronic disorders that restrict flow of air into and out of the lungs. Disorder examples include asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.