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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Corticobasal Degeneration related Dementia and how does the memory care team at Cardinal Court handle this condition?

Dementia is a broad term that describes a group of illnesses that all cause cognitive decline such forgetfulness, problems with communication, difficulty following directions, etc. Corticobasal degeneration, or CBD, in its later stages causes global impairment associated with dementia.

CBD causes areas of the brain to shrink and nerve cells to degenerate and die over time. This disease typically impacts the area of the brain that processes information and controls movement. Defining symptoms may include difficulty controlling a limb (arm or leg) on one-side of the body; muscle stiffness; problems with balance, gait and speech; and memory problems.

Corticobasal Degeneration is progressive and irreversible, however, the caring team at Cardinal Court in Strongsville, Ohio is trained in techniques to assist your loved one in navigating the challenges of this rare dementia.

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