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Alzheimer's Disease Related Terms

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  • Late Stage

  • Designation given when dementia symptoms have progressed to the extent that a person has little capacity for self-care.

  • Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

  • The most common form of Alzheimer’s disease, usually occurring after age 65. Late-onset Alzheimer’s strikes almost half of all people over the age of 85 and may or may not be hereditary.

  • Layering

  • Behavior that involves inappropriately changing or layering clothing on top of one another.

  • Lewy Body Dementia

  • A dementing illness associated with protein deposits called Lewy bodies, found in the cortex of the brain.

  • Living Trust

  • A legal document that allows an individual (the grantor or trustor) to create a trust and appoint someone else as trustee (usually a trusted individual or bank) to carefully invest and manage his or her assets.

  • Living Will

  • A legal document that expresses an individual’s decision on the use of artificial life support systems.

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