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

  • Durable Medical Equipment Medical equipment prescribed by a doctor for use by a patient at home. These reusable items include such things as hospital beds, lifts, wheelchairs, and oxygen equipment.
  • Palliative Care Pain management services to provide comfort to those with life-threatening illness.
  • Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.

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