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
- Care Manager A professional who coordinates appropriate social and medical services for those that are not able to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. May also be referred to as a Case Manager. Often a nurse or social worker.
- 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.
- Macular Degeneration The break down of the area of the eye for seeing fine details. A blind or fuzzy spot appear in the center of vision.