Chronic disease

A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.

More Common Terms

  • Adaptive/Assistive Equipment An appliance or device which assists an individual in caring for themselves or performing work or leisure activities.
  • Parkinson's Disease The degeneration or damage of nerve cells located at the top of the brain stem. Slight tremors of a hand, arm or leg are common and extreme muscle stiffness may occur where it becomes difficult to perform tasks such as buttoning clothes, walk or spe...
  • Caregiving Refers to services provided to individuals who are unable to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. These services can be provided informally by a family member or friend or more formally by a paid professional such a...

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