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
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.
- Adaptive/Assistive Equipment An appliance or device which assists an individual in caring for themselves or performing work or leisure activities.
- Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.