Cognitive impairment

Deterioration or loss of intellectual capacity. Can result from a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Often leads to a need for continual supervision to protect the affected individual or others. Can be measured by clinical evidence and standardized tests that reliably measure impairments in the area of (1) short- or long-term memory, (2) orientation as to person, place and time, or (3) deductive or abstract reasoning.

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In Focus

Jan. 10

The gift of connection

Louisville, KY

Storytelling that leads to sharing and social connection is the focus of a new gift that Atria Senior Living is sharing with residents at its approximately 200 communities across the country and in Canada.