Definition of Dementia. Meaning of Dementia. Synonyms of Dementia

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Definition of Dementia

Dementia
Dementia De*men"ti*a, n. [L., fr. demens. See Dement.] Insanity; madness; esp. that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.

Meaning of Dementia from wikipedia

- Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is severe enough...
- Lewy body dementia (LBD, or Lewy body disorder) is an umbrella term that encomp****es two similar dementias, both of which are characterized by abnormal...
- and gradually worsens over time. It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events...
- Vascular dementia (VaD) is dementia caused by problems in the supply of blood to the brain, typically a series of minor strokes, leading to worsening cognitive...
- Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a type of dementia accompanied by changes in sleep, behavior, cognition, movement, and autonomic bodily functions....
- The frontotemporal dementias (FTD) encomp**** six types of dementia involving the frontal or temporal lobes. They are: behavioral variant of FTD, semantic...
- delirium or some form of dementia. Most commonly ****ociated with Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with other forms of dementia, the term "sundowning"...
- Dementia is a cognitive disorder. Dementia may also refer to: Dementia (1955 film), a low-budget horror film made in 1953 and released in 1955 Dementia...
- sports, such as boxing, hence its original name dementia pugilistica (Latin for "fistfighter's dementia,") and contact sports such as American football...
- Dementia praecox (a "premature dementia" or "precocious madness") is a disused psychiatric diagnosis that originally designated a chronic, deteriorating...
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