Administration on Aging (AoA)

The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.

More Common Terms

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) A UTI is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract which can cause confusion with the elderly and those with dementia. If the person has a sudden and unexplained change in behavior such as increased confusion, agitation, or withdrawal, this may be s...
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) An assistant who is certified to provide general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse or therapist. They help with every aspect of nursing care as well as provide daily personal care to patients such as bathing, eating, and exercisi...
  • Parkinson's Disease The degeneration or damage of nerve cells located at the top of the brain stem. Slight tremors of a hand, arm or leg are common and extreme muscle stiffness may occur where it becomes difficult to perform tasks such as buttoning clothes, walk or spe...

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