presenile dementia


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presenile dementia

(priːˈsiːnaɪl)
n
(Pathology) a form of dementia, of unknown cause, starting before a person is old
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Noun1.presenile dementia - dementia with onset before the age of 65
dementedness, dementia - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
Alzheimers, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
Pick's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia found most often in middle-aged and elderly women and characterized by degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes with loss of intellectual ability and transitory aphasia
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According to the diagnostic criteria of the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders, third edition (CCMD-3) (1)--a national classification and diagnostic system widely used by psychiatrists in China--AD dementia is divided into 3 subtypes: senile dementia, presenile dementia, and mixed dementia.
The regulatory change comes after an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study found "sufficient evidence of an association" between moderate or severe TBI and Parkinsonism; dementias (which VA understands to include presenile dementia of the Alzheimer type and post-traumatic dementia); depression (which also was associated with mild TBI); and diseases of hormone deficiency that may result from hypothalamo-pituitary changes.
Disability Classification Timeframe Unprovoked seizures moderate or severe N/A (diagnosed) Parkinson's moderate or severe N/A Dementia (1) moderate or severe within 15 years Depression mild within 12 months Depression moderate or severe within three years Diseases of hormone moderate or severe within 12 months deficiency (2) (1) Specific to presenile dementia of the Alzheimer type and post-traumatic dementia (2) Specific to diseases that result from hypothalamo-pituitary changes
NHD, also known as polycystic lipomembranous osteodysplasia with sclerosing leucoencephalopathy (PLOSL/ MIM221770), is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by association of presenile dementia and destruction of bones.
Hairdressers, bank tellers, dentists, pest control workers, physicians, photographic process machine workers, supervisory cleaning and building service workers, post-secondary teachers, and clergy face greater risk of presenile dementia.