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."
More Common Terms
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) A federal government program that pays benefits to low-income individuals. In order to qualify, individuals must be age 65 or older, blind or disabled.
- 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.
- Power of Attorney A legal document granting someone the right to make decisions for another. In the case of an elder, the document may relate to both financial and health care decisions.