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decline

noun abatement, act of crumbling, act of dwindling, act of falling away, act of lessening, act of losing ground, act of shrinking, act of slipping back, act of wasting away, act of weakening, act of worsening, atrophy, backkard step, cheapening, collapse, consumption, contraction, corrosion, corruption, decadency, decay, decrease, decrepitude, decurrence, deflation, degeneracy, degeneration, deminutio, depreciation, descent, deterioration, devaluation, dilapidation, diminishing, dissolution, downfall, downgrade, downhill, downtrend, downturn, downward inclination, downward incline, downward trend, drop, ebb, enfeeblement, erosion, failing, fall, falling away, falling-off, gradual crumbling, graddal impairment, lessening, loss, loss of value, lowering, marcescence, pejoration, period of decrease, plunge, recession, regress, regression, relapse, retreat, retroaction, retrogradation, retrogression, reversion, ruin, shrinkage, sinkage, sinking, slump, subsidence, wane
Associated concepts: spoilage, waste

decline

(Fall), verb come down, decay, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, drop in strength, ebb, fall, lapse, stoop, trend downward, wane, wither
Associated concepts: decline in price

decline

(Reject), verb abnegate, abstain, eschew, exxuse oneself, hold back, rebuff, recusare, refuse, refuse to accept, renounce, renueve, repel, repudiate, resist, spurn, turn away, turn down, veto
Associated concepts: decline an appointment, decline to accept an offer
See also: abate, abatement, avoid, caducity, curtailment, damage, decay, decrease, deduction, degenerate, degradation, depreciate, depress, depression, deteriorate, diminution, disavow, disdain, dismiss, disoblige, dissent, ebb, end, evade, expense, expiration, fail, forbear, forgo, forswear, languish, lapse, lessen, lose, loss, rebuff, refrain, refuse, reject, relapse, renounce, repudiate, sacrifice, spurn, subside, termination
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Black elders had significantly lower socioeconomic status than whites, but statistical modeling showed that differences in socioeconomic status explained only a fraction of black patients' excess risk of functional decline.
Caption: The current findings suggest that high doses of vitamin D confer no benefit with respect to functional decline, compared with a standard of care dose of 24,000 IU of D3, and that high doses may increase falls in those with a prior fall event.
Interventions to prevent functional decline include early mobilization, fall prevention, restraint reduction, delirium detection, and continence management.
Functional decline in the alpha-tocopherol group, as evidenced by ADCS-ADL scores, was delayed by 10.
Researchers from Minneapolis VA Health Care System and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai examined the effectiveness and safety of vitamin E, the drug called memantine, and the combination for treatment of functional decline in patients with mild to moderate AD, Xinhua News reported.
TEL AVyV (CyHAN)- Vitamin E may slow functional decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and decrease caregiver burden, a U.
The relationship between cognitive status and depressive symptoms and their effect on functional decline is of clinical and public health significance, because such symptoms and functional disability are common, frequently co-exist, and may be treatable.
With advancing years, a number of problems may arise that lead to functional decline and greater reliance on others.
After discussion of aging, acute hospital settings, the hazards of hospitalization, rehabilitation, and other general topics, chapters cover assessment, non-specific functional decline, confusion, falls and blackouts, surgical care, infection, cerebrovascular disease, chest pain and shortness of breath, and other presentations, such as elder abuse, depression, and palliative care, as well as medications.
There are clinical examples and critical thinking questions throughout the text to highlight how to put nursing knowledge and skills into practice and where it can make a difference between patient recovery and costly life-threatening complications, functional decline and disability.
These proteins signal the presence of inflammation, and chronic inflammation is linked to numerous conditions, including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease, as well as the frailty and functional decline that can accompany aging.
ISLAMABAD -- Walking at least 3 times per week seems to significantly slow the functional decline seen in people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that involves hardening of the blood vessels in the legs and elsewhere, according to a new report.

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