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Words throughout DementiaGuide.ca that are highlighted in light blue are defined in the following Glossary. This alphabetized listing of dementia related terms will assist you in gaining a better understanding of the valuable information provided in this website.

A-E | F-J | K-O | P-T | U-Z

A
AAMI
Abilities
Abuse
Academic medicine
Acetyl choline
Acetyl-CoA
Acetylcholinesterase
Acute
ADLs
Adult day care
Adult day services
Adverse drug reaction
Aerobic activity
Aerobic exercise
Agnosia
Allele
Aluminum
Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS)
Alzheimer's Society
Amino acid
Amnesia
Amyloid
Amyloid plaque
antecedent
Anti-psychotic medication
Antibiotic
Antidepressant
Apathetic
Apathy
APOE
APP
Apraxia
Arteries
Arteriosclerosis
Arthritis
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Atrophy
Atypical
Axon

B
Balance
Behavioral disorder
Benign
Bereavement
Beta-amyloid
Beta-amyloid plaque
Blood clot
Blood Pressure
Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis
Bradycardia
Brain chemicals

C
CADASIL
Calcium
Cardiovascular
Cataract
Catheter
Cell
Cell body
Central nervous system
Cerebral hemispheres
Cerebrospinal fluid
Cholesterol
Choline
Cholinergic
Cholinergic neuron
Cholinergic system
Cholinesterase
Cholinesterase inhibitor
Chromosome
Chronic
CIBIC/CIBICplus
Clinical assessment
Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR)
Clinical research/study
Clinical trials
Clot
Coenzyme A
Cognition
Cognitive
Cognitive decline
Cognitive function
Cognitive impairment
Competence
Competent
Constipation
Continence
Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD)
Cortex
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
CT scan

D
Debilitating
Deficiency
Degeneration
Dehydration
Delusion
Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Dendrite
Depression
Dexterity
Diagnosis
Diarrhea
Diencephalon
DIN Number
Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD)
Disorient
Disorientation
Diuretic
DNA
Dopamine
Down syndrome
Drug therapy
Drug treatment
Dysarthria
Dysphagia
Dysphasia

E
Early onset
Enzyme
Episodic memory
Ethicist
Executive function
Exictotoxicity

F
Familial
Family counseling
Family doctor
Family physician
Fasciculation
Fatty acids
Feces
Fixation
Floaters
Folic acid
Follow-up
Frontal lobe
Frontotemporal dementia
Functional Assessment Staging Tool (FAST)

G
Gait
Gene
Genetics
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
Geriatrician
Glaucoma
Glutamate
Gottfries-Brane-Steen Scale (GBS)
Grants
Group counselling
Group therapy

H
Hallucination
Health care attendant
Heart attack
Heart Failure
Heredity
Heritability
High blood pressure
Hippocampus
Hopkins Verbal Learning Test - Revised (HVLT-R)
Hormone
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertension

I
IADL
Incontinence
Inherit
Inhibition
Insomnia
Involuntary

J
Joint

K

L
Late onset
Laxative
Lecithin
Lewy bodies
Lewy body disease
Limbic system
Living will
Long term
Long term memory

M
Malnutrition
Medication
Melatonin
Memantine
Memory
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Mini mental state exam
Mobility
Mobility aid
Molecule
MRI
Multivitamin
Muscle
Muscle rigidity
Mutation
Myoclonus

N
Nausea
Neurodegenerative
Neurofibrillarly tangle
Neuroleptic
Neurological
Neurologist
Neurology
Neuron
Neuropathy
Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI)
Neurotransmission
Neurotransmitter
NMDA
NMDA Receptor
NMDA receptor antagonist
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Nucleus
nvCJD

O
Occupational therapist
Onset
Osteoarthritis

P
Pacemaker
Pacing
Palliative
Paralysis
Paranoia
Parkinson's disease
Parkinsonism
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical company
Pharmacist
Photophobia
Physical exam
Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy
Pick's bodies
Pick's disease
Plaque
Pneumonia
Power of attorney
Prescription
Pressure sores
Pressure ulcers
Prions
Procedural memory
Prognosis
Progression
Protein
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Psychosis
Psychotropic

Q

R
Recent memory
Receptor
Referral
Respite care
Respite program
Risk factor
RNA

S
Schizophrenia
Sedentary lifestyle
Semantic memory
Sensory
Sensory organ
Shadowing
Short term
Short term memory
Side effect
Sign
Social worker
Specialist
Spinal cord
Sporadic
Stages
Stimulant
Stroke
Subspeciality clinic
Sundowning
Supplement
Support group
Symptom
Synapse
Synaptic gap

T
Tachycardia
Thyroid disease
Tissue
Tolerance
Toxic
Trait
Tranquilizers
Tremors
Tumor

U
Urinary tract infection
Urine

V
Vascular
Vertigo
Vitamin
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Voluntary

W
Walking aid

X
X-ray

Y

Z

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