the state of being diminished, weakened, or damaged, especially mentally or physically: cognitive impairment in older adults.
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How to use impairment in a sentence
Families shoulder these responsibilities because about 70 percent of assisted living residents have some form of cognitive impairment, including dementia.COVID-19 Exposes Lack of Medical Staff in Assisted Living Facilities | Jared Whitlock | September 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
For web users with visual impairment using screen readers, descriptive alt text is read aloud.How to make your website ADA-compliant and win at SEO | Abhishek Shah | September 21, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Many nursing home residents have some degree of mental impairment — nearly half of long-term care patients suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic | by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum | August 26, 2020 | ProPublica
This makes your content accessible for people with visual impairments and makes sure Google correctly interprets what those visual elements are.Content creation guide: How to effectively think of SEO at every stage | Kelsey Raymond | June 19, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
We did all sorts of metabolic studies to try to find out if there was an impairment we could detect.
The fewer diagnostic criteria required to call a person impaired, the more “any difficulty whatsoever” can be deemed impairment.
A more precise association of THC levels and degrees of impairment are not yet available.
Yet in this case, the degree of impairment seems to have been similar on both sides.
There were some memory lapses, there were some major issues … we found no evidence of any kind of major impairment.
Seizure disorder, severe developmental delays and neurological impairment, feeding tube and tracheotomy.
It was an acid test of his sanity and he knew as he worked that his reasoning faculties at least had suffered no impairment.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
From these details it is evident that epilepsy is not of necessity associated with impairment of the physical or mental health.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
That is to say, if he feels himself compelled to the commission of crime, there is surely an impairment of responsibility.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
A bad rippling, any serious accidental or temporary impairment of the faculties, meant swift death.Before Adam | Jack London
There are certain deductions, a certain percentage of impairment to be allowed for, but the general statement holds.The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future | A. T. Mahan