Delirium resembles depression and dementia, but it comes on suddenly but is a temporary condition lasting for hours or linger for days.
More Common Terms
- Durable Medical Equipment Medical equipment prescribed by a doctor for use by a patient at home. These reusable items include such things as hospital beds, lifts, wheelchairs, and oxygen equipment.
- Geriatrician A medical specialist who treats older adults. These are generally internal medicine or family practice physicians who have completed additional training and certification.
- Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.