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
- Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
- Estate Planning Refers to the process of planning for what will happen to an individual's assets in the event of his/her death. This generally requires an attorney's involvement.
- AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for those aged 50 and older. AARP provides information, benefits, advocacy and services for its members.