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
- Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
- Care Manager A professional who coordinates appropriate social and medical services for those that are not able to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. May also be referred to as a Case Manager. Often a nurse or social worker.
- Home Health Agency Health, personal and social care provided in the home to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired.