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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
madness or insanity
{i} mental impairment due to old age or illness (Medical)
A progressive illness involving loss of memory, loss of intellectual functions like reasoning and planning, and eventual loss of physical functions and personality [See Diagnosis] [Quick find]
A severe impairment of mental functions and global cognitive abilities, of long duration, in an otherwise alert individual Some forms of dementia, like Alzheimer's disease, are permanent while others are reversible
Dementia is a serious illness of the mind. an illness that affects the brain and memory, and makes you gradually lose the ability to think and behave normally (mens ). Chronic, usually progressive deterioration of intellectual functions. Most common in the elderly, it usually begins with short-term-memory loss once thought a normal result of aging but now known to result from Alzheimer disease. Other common causes are Pick disease and vascular disease. Dementia also occurs in Huntington chorea, paresis (see paralysis), and some types of encephalitis. Treatable causes include hypothyroidism (see thyroid gland), other metabolic diseases, and some malignant tumours. Treatment may arrest dementia's progress but usually does not reverse it
not a disease itself, but group of symptoms that characterize diseases and conditions; it is commonly defined as a decline in intellectual functioning that is severe enough to interfere with the ability to perform routine activities
-the loss of intellectual function caused by a variety of disorders Alzheimer's disease is a type of Dementia
Loss of the abilities to think, remember, reason, etc, that is severe enough to interfere with the activities of daily life Dementia is not a disease, but means a group of symptoms, which accompany some disease Dementia might be caused temporarily by drugs or alcohol, or chronically by disease or injury
that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy
significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning
A disorder where brain cells die more quickly than in ordinary ageing, resulting in memory loss and confusion Although affecting different cells to those affected in PD, it is experienced by some, especially elderly, patients with PD
mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
n Condition of deteriorated mentality, often with emotional apathy Dementia may be caused by a large number of conditions, some reversible and some progressive, that cause widespread cerebral damage or dysfunction
Chronic intellectual impairment (i e , loss of mental capacity) with organic origins that affects a person's ability to function in a social or occupational setting See also AIDS Dementia Complex
deterioration of intellectual faculties, often accompanied by emotional disturbance HIV is active in the brain (central nervous system) and can cause dementia, even in those with high CD4 counts and low viral loads Treatment usually involves an anti-HIV drug -- such as AZT -- that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier (also called ADC)
Dementia is the loss of a person's cognitive, or intellectual, function Cognitive function refers to all the various conscious mental tasks that we perform every waking second of every day, from remembering our name to performing complicated mathematical calculations Memory is one of the most essential cognitive functions, and it is the often the first and most crucial one that dementia impairs Dementia also affects problem-solving ability, decision making, judgement, our ability to orient ourselves in space, and our ability to put together simple sentences and understand and communicate with words It is also often associated with personality change Dementia is a permanent, progressive disease that affects mostly the elderly People who suffer from dementia eventually are unable to take care of themselves and require round-the-clock care
A condition marked by an incapacitating decline of intellectual abilities, including memory and the ability to think
Deterioration or loss of intellectual faculties, reasoning power, will, and memory due to organic brain disease; characterized by confusion, disorientation, and stupor of varying degrees
Common clinical syndrome characterized by decline in cognitive function from previously attained intellectual level that is sustained for months or years
chronic loss of mental capacity due to an organic cause Dementia may involve progressive deterioration of thinking, memory, behavior, personality and motor function, and may also be associated with psychological symptoms such as depression and apathy
A term used to describe a group of brain disorders that disrupt and impair cognitive functions (memory, personality, judgment, mood and social functioning)
An organic mental disorder characterized by loss of memory,impairment of judgement and abstract thinking and changes in personality
severe impairment of mental functioning
global organic impairment of intellectual functioning without impairment of consciousness
Deterioration of mental abilities due to a disorder of the brain
The medical term for a group of symptoms that describes a loss of intellectual ability, including loss of mental processes (e g , vocabulary, abstract thinking, judgment, memory loss, physical coordination) that interfere with daily activities The symptoms can be brought on by degenerative diseases (e g , Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases), vascular diseases or stroke, metabolic disorders (thyroid, liver kidney dysfunction or certain vitamin deficiencies), AIDS, drugs and alcohol, or psychiatric disorders Some dementing disorders may respond to treatments, others do not
Loss of intellectual functions, (such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning) of sufficient severity to interfere within an individuals daily functioning
A mental disorder characterized by a disintegration of personality, confusion, disorientation, decreased intelligence, and difficulty controlling memory, judgment, and impulses
Generalised loss of intellectual abilities due to an organic mental disorder
Not a disease itself, but group of symptoms that is characterized by a decline in intellectual functioning that is severe enough to interfere with the ability to perform routine activities
Insanity; madness; esp
dementia senilis
deteriorated mental functioning in elderly people
multi-infarct dementia
(Tıp, İlaç) Irreversible dementia that results from a series of small strokes in which cerebral infarction occurs and in which mental deterioration is usu. characterized by stepwise progression
AIDS dementia complex
The neurological disease complex that is sometimes experienced by AIDS patients, caused by neuron injury and death and characterized by cognitive impairment
Lewy body dementia
{i} degenerative dementing disease of the elderly related to Lewy bodies found in the cortex of the brain characterized at first by progressive psychosis or dementia and followed by characteristics of Parkinson's disease (such as involuntary movements, serious rigidity, dysphagia, myoclonus)
alcoholic dementia
dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
presenile dementia
dementia with onset before the age of 65
senile dementia
dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease
senile dementia
Senile dementia is a mental illness that affects some old people and that causes them to become confused and to forget things. She is suffering from senile dementia. A progressive, abnormally accelerated deterioration of mental faculties and emotional stability in old age, occurring especially in Alzheimer's disease. a serious medical condition that affects the minds of some old people, and makes them confused and behave in a strange way