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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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.
Risk factors in clinically diagnosed presenile dementia of the Alzheimer's type: e case-control study in northern England.
FTD is largely considered to be a presenile dementia because it typically affects patients between the ages of 35 and 75 (6-8).