Glossary for Acute disorientation in the elderly
Medical terms related to Acute disorientation in the elderly or mentioned in this section include:
- Acute disorientation: Acute disorientation refers to the loss of bearings or mental confusion.
- Acute mental deterioration: Sudden impairment of mental acuity .
- Acute mental distress: Acute mental distress is a general term which can be used to describe a range of symptoms involving problems with feelings, behaviors, emotions and thoughts.
- Acute mental distress in the elderly: Acute mental distress in the elderly is a general term which can be used to describe a range of symptoms involving problems with feelings, behaviors, emotions and thoughts.
- Alzheimer's Disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
- Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
- Aneurysm: Swelling or ballooning of part of an artery
- Anoxia: A condition marked by a lack of oxygen.
- Barbiturate abuse: Abuse of barbiturate medications
- Benzodiazepine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Benzodiazepine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
- Brain tumour: various extrinsic and intrinsic factors add up to to cause tumour in the brain
- Decreased mental acuity: A decrease in ones perception of what is happening around them
- Disorientation: Disorientation is an abnormal mental state in which a person is unaware of or confused to person, place, or date/time.
- Elderly conditions: Any of the conditions affecting the elderly.
- Electrolyte imbalance: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
- Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
- Epilepsy: Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may manifest as loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena
- Extradural hematoma: Bleeding in the skull outside the brain
- Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
- Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
- Hypotension: Low blood pressure refers to blood pressure that is lower than the range that is considered normal. This may or may not cause symptoms and a person with low blood pressure may be catastrophically unwell, or perfectly well depending on the cause. Blood pressure refers to the pressure of the blood circulating through the blood vessels.
- Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
- Korsakoff's psychosis: A form of amnesia involving the loss of short-term memory and inability to learn new skills. The patient may also be disorientated and delirious. The condition is often observed in chronic alcoholics.
- Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure refers to blood pressure that is lower than the range that is considered normal. This may or may not cause symptoms and a person with low blood pressure may be catastrophically unwell, or perfectly well depending on the cause. Blood pressure refers to the pressure of the blood circulating through the blood vessels.
- Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological deterioration: decreased mental acuity
- Sepsis: The presence of microorganisms in the blood circulation
- Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
- Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage: subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. This area is called the subarachnoid space
- Subdural hematoma: A condition which is characterized by a blood clot beneath the dura mater
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