Associations to the word «Dementia»
DEMENTIA, noun. (pathology) A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgement, language and problem solving.
DEMENTIA, noun. Madness or insanity.
DEMENTIA DIALYTICA, noun. (pathology) A progressive, usually fatal condition that occurs in some hemodialysis patients
DEMENTIA PARALYTICA, noun. (medicine) A form of encephalopathy seen in long-term dialysis patients.
DEMENTIA PRAECOX, noun. (dated) (pathology) schizophrenia
DEMENTIA PUGILISTICA, noun. A neurodegenerative disease or dementia associated with repeated concussions, as in boxers.
DEMENTIA, noun. Mental deterioration of organic or functional origin.
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