Dementia

Means `loss of mind` i.e. a loss of brain functions in someone who had normal brain function prior to the onset of the illness. It generally relates to elderly adults, but can (very rarely) occur at any age - Many people are surprised that dementia can be a fatal illness. Dementia could be thought of as `brain failure` and is a physical (or organic … ...

dementia

Type: Term Pronunciation: dĕ-men′shē-ă Definitions: 1. The loss, usually progressive, of cognitive and intellectual functions, without impairment of perception or consciousness; caused by a variety of disorders, (structural or degenerative) but most commonly associated with structural brain disease. Characterized by disorientat...
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dementia

[n] - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
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Dementia

[Literally, to lose one's mind.] A generic term for a number of progressive medical conditions, all characterised by a gradual loss of perceptual, memory, and higher cognitive functions. The best known dementia is Alzheimer's disease, but see also multiple-infarct dementia and compare senile dementia.
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Dementia

a gradual decline in mental ability usually caused by a brain disease, such as Alzheimer disease
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Dementia

The loss of intellectual functions (such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning) of sufficient severity to interfere with a person`s daily functioning
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Dementia

Our Dementia Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Dementia Dementia: Significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning. Criteria for the diagnosis of dementia include impairment of attention, orientation, memory, judgment, la...
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Dementia

An chronic organic mental illness which produces a global deterioration in cognitive abilities and which usually runs a deteriorating course.
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Dementia

De·men'ti·a noun [ Latin , from demens . See Dement .] Insanity; madness; esp. that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.
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dementia

<neurology, psychiatry> An organic mental disorder characterised by a general loss of intellectual abilities involving impairment of memory, judgment and abstract thinking as well as changes in personality. ... It does not include loss of intellectual functioning caused by clouding of consciousness (as in delirium) nor that caused by depressi...
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dementia

dementedness noun mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
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dementia

(dә-men´shә) a general loss of mental abilities, including impairment of memory and often impairments in speech, coordination, ability to understand sensory stimuli, and other mental faculties. Many different conditions can cause dementia; some are reversible and some are progressive with widespread da...
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Dementia

• (n.) Insanity; madness; esp. that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.
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dementia

chronic, usually progressive deterioration of intellectual capacity associated with the widespread loss of nerve cells and the shrinkage of brain ... [5 related articles]
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dementia

(de- + L. mens mind) (DSM III) an organic mental disorder characterized by a general loss of intellectual abilities involving impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thinking as well as changes in personality. It does not include loss of intellectual functioning caused by clouding of consciousness (as in delirium) nor that caused by depressi.....
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dementia

dementia (di MEN shuh, di MEN shee uh) 1. The loss, usually progressive, of cognitive and intellectual functions, without impairment of perception or consciousness; caused by a variety of disorders, (structural or degenerative) but most commonly associated with structural brain disease. 2. An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of inte...
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dementia

dementia (dimen'shu) [Lat.,=being out of the mind], progressive deterioration of intellectual faculties resulting in apathy, confusion, and stupor. In the 17th cent. the term was synonymous with insanity, and the term dementia praecox was used in the 19th cent. to describe the condition now know...
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dementia

Mental deterioration as a result of physical changes in the brain. It may be due to degenerative change, circulatory disease, infection, injury, or chronic poisoning. Senile dementia, a progressive loss of mental faculties such as memory and orientation, is typically a disease process of old age, and can be accompanied by depression. Alzheimer'...
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DEMENTIA

Mental deterioration.
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Dementia

Dementia is characterised by confusion, memory loss, poor problem-solving and poor concentration. There are many diseases that lead to dementia, the most common being Alzheimer's disease, Dementia usually occurs in older people. Dementia in people under 65 is known as early onset dementia. Dementia wiht Lewy bodies (DLB) is a rarer form of dementia...
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dementia

A condition in which a person loses the ability to think, remember, learn, make decisions, and solve problems. Symptoms may also include personality changes and emotional problems. There are many causes of dementia, including Alzheimer disease, brain cancer, and brain injury. Dementia usually gets worse over time.
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Dementia

[disambiguation] Dementia is a cognitive disorder. Dementia may also refer to: ==Also== ...
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Dementia

In DSM-5 the decision was taken to rename the dementias as neurocognitive disorders, with various degrees of severity. ==Signs and symptoms== Dementia affects the brain`s ability to think, reason and remember clearly. The most common affected areas include memory, visual-spatial, language, attention, and executive function (problem solving). Most....
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Dementia

a broad complex of symptoms such as disorientation, confusion, memory loss, impaired judgment, and alterations in mood and personality--symptoms can arise from a variety of causes.
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dementia

Long term deterioration of the brain
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