Dementia is a syndrome of progressive decline that causes memory problems and disorientation. Alzheimer's disease is the majority of all cases of irreversable dementia.
More Common Terms
- Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRCs) A residential community that offers a continuum of care from private apartments to skilled nursing care at the same location. It is designed to meet changing needs while allowing residents to avoid relocating.
- Adult Day Health Care A type of adult day service that offers comprehensive health services in addition to social and support services. Typical facilities will provide on-site nurses, therapists, social workers and other health professionals.
- Depression Depression is a biological illness which may include sadness without any apparent cause, lack of interest, change in appetite and fatigue. Because depression is an illness, a person can't just "snap out of it."