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
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) A UTI is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract which can cause confusion with the elderly and those with dementia. If the person has a sudden and unexplained change in behavior such as increased confusion, agitation, or withdrawal, this may be s...
- Pneumonia An infection and inflammation of lungs caused by bacteria, fungus or virus.
- Home Health Agency Health, personal and social care provided in the home to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired.