Alzheimer's Disease

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

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  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.

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