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."

More Common Terms

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  • 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.

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