Dementia

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.

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  • Acute care Any treatment to diagnose, prevent, or cure an illness or to provide primary care. Treatments can be provided in an outpatient or inpatient setting.
  • Dementia 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.

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