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Day hospital:  Where one would go to attend rehabilitation provided by an interprofessional health care team on an outpatient basis.

Delirium:  Abnormal mental state which can be caused by multiple factors that may appear as confusion, fear, irritability, agitation and / or sleepiness.

Deep vein thrombosis:  A clot that blocks the flow of blood in the deep veins of the leg, arm or abdomen.

Depression: Depression is a mood disorder that causes a lasting feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living. More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness, nor is it something that you can simply "snap out" of. Depression may require long-term treatment. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychological counseling or both.

Diabetes:  A disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that changes sugar and starch into the energy needed for daily life.

Disability:  A condition caused by illness which impacts a person's ability to function (e.g. walking, learning, speaking, etc).

Dysarthria:  Inability to produce clear speech due to weakness of the muscles needed to form words and sounds.

Dysphagia:  Difficulty swallowing due to weakness of the muscles of the mouth or throat.