Severe Cognitive Impairment

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Severe cognitive impairment is a loss or deterioration of mental functioning comparable to Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

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Severe cognitive impairment describes a serious loss of mental capacity. This loss is comparable to Alzheimer's Disease or similar forms of irreversible dementia. 


Severe cognitive deterioration is documented by clinical evidence and standardized tests of memory, orientation of people, places, and time, and deductive or abstract reasoning.