Fresh out of college I worked at a facility for developmentally disabled adults. There was one endearing woman, Adele, who was sixty and brain damaged. Adele had some things together and many others not - her gait, her speech, her ability to comprehend why she was at this facility instead of with her family were all significantly compromised. I asked the keeper of records what had happened to her because in some ways she seemed to be close to regular functioning but still far enough away to make her life confused and troubled. I was told that Adele's brain damage happened at birth.
Bill C. Davis