A breakdown in a person's mental state that may affect a person's moods, fears, anxieties, and ability to think clearly. Back to the Top
This term “cognitive impairment” consolidates the formerly used terms severe mental impairment, trainable mental impairment, and educable mental impairment into a single eligibility. Rule 340.1705 of the Michigan Department of Education's Revised Administrative Rules for Special Education (November 2002) states that “cognitive impairment” shall be manifested during the development period and be determined through the demonstration of all of the following behavioral characteristics: Development at a rate at or below approximately two standard deviations below the mean as determined through intellectual assessment. Scores approximately within the lowest six percentiles on a standardized test in reading and arithmetic. Lack of development primarily in the cognitive domain. Impairment of adaptive behavior. Adversely affects a student's educational performance.
A deficiency in the ability to think, perceive, reason or remember resulting in loss of the ability to take care of one's daily living needs.
A loss of mental capacity demonstrated by a person's inability to think, perceive, reason or remember. Such impairment results in a person's inability to care for him or herself without ongoing supervision from another person and is due to a mental or nervous condition with an organic cause.
Someone with a cognitive impairment has learning difficulties which may include difficulty in reading and writing, memory and understanding. Reliance purely on written communications is therefore not recommended but when used should be provided in simple English in a clear typeface such as Arial, and in "Sentence Case."
Changes in cognitive function caused by trauma or disease process. Some degree of cognitive impairment occurs in approximately 50% to 60% of people with MS. Memory, information processing, and executive functions are among the most commonly affected functions. See Cognition.
A defect in or loss of all or part of an individual's memory, judgment, perception, reasoning or other intellectual functioning as medically diagnosed. Often one of the triggers for benefit payments under a long-term care insurance policy.
An inability of the brain to function correctly, for example, processing information, perceive, reason or think correctly. This usually results in an inability to function on oneâ€™s own.
Changes in cognitive function (memory, concentration, perception etc) caused by trauma or disease. Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia are perhaps the most well known conditions where cognition is impaired and the effect on a person is clear to see.
Deterioration or loss in intellectual capacity requiring substantial supervision for protection of self and others, as established by the clinical diagnosis of any licensed practitioner in this state authorized to make such a diagnosis. Such diagnosis shall include the patient’s history and physical, neurological, psychological and/or psychiatric evaluations, and laboratory findings.
A loss or deterioration of mental capacity. ................................................
Difficulty with one or more of the basic functions of the brain, including perception, memory, thinking, attention, and reasoning skills.
A breakdown in a person's mental state, which may affect the person's ability to think clearly. It may also affect moods and induce fear and/or anxiety.
The deterioration or loss of intellectual capacity such as dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Parkinson's Disease. The eligibility for benefits under a long term care insurance policy is determined by clinical evidence or standardized tests, which judge the areas of memory, orientation and reasoning. It is important to have a separate trigger or means of access to a long term care policy for cognitive impairment. Some long term care insurance policies permit access to benefits only if the insured requires directional assistance or cueing in two or more ADLs.
Refers to the loss or deterioration of mental capacity in people suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
Problems with memory and thinking. Can be caused by HIV. Sometimes used to describe a less severe form of dementia.
A breakdown in a person's mental state that may affect a person's moods, fears, anxieties, and ability to think clearly. (Read about mental health in " Brain/Mental Health/Nervous System")
a deterioration or loss in intellectual capacity that results in impairment in some or all of the following: short and long-term memory, orientation to people, place, and time, deductive or abstract reasoning (including judgment), and ability to perform activities of daily living.
Mental deterioration due to Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia.
Mental deterioration caused by Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
One of the measurements used to determine eligibility for long term care benefits in a policy. It is a deterioration or loss of one's intellectual capacity, confirmed by clinical evidence and standardized tests, in the areas of short- and long-term memory; orientation as to person, place, and time and deductive or abstract reasoning.
Problems with attention, memory or loss of intellectual capacity requiring supervision to help or protect the impaired person.
Diminished cognitive ability.
The loss or deterioration of intellectual capacity in people suffering from conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease or similar forms of irreversible dementia, characterized by such symptoms as: short- or long-term memory loss; loss of orientation as to people, places or time; and loss of ability for deductive or abstract reasoning.
A deficiency in a personâ€™s short or long term memory; awareness of people, places and of time; safety awareness; problems with deductive or abstract reasoning
A deficiency in a person's short-or long-term memory; orientation as to person, place and time; deductive or abstract reasoning; or judgment as it relates to safety awareness.
Deficiencies in any of the following: an individual's short or long term memory, orientation as to person, place or time, deductive or abstract reasoning, or judgement as it relates to safety.
A diminished mental capacity, such as difficulty with short-term memory.
In long-term care (LTC) insurance underwriting, mental incapacity that prevents a person from performing activities of daily living (ADLs) or from living safely. See also activities of daily living (ADLs).
Deterioration of intellectual ability, such as disorientation as to people, places or time; impairment of short-term or long-term memory; and/or impairment of one's ability to reason; that has progressed to the extent that a person requires substantial supervision by another person. Cognitive impairment includes Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia. The existence of cognitive impairment is determined by clinical evidence and standardized tests that reliably measure the person's impairment. For more information, click on Senile Dementia symptoms.
Some disorder that affects cognitive or emotional functions to the extent that capacity for judgment and reasoning is significantly diminished.