senile dementia


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senile dementia

n.
A progressive, abnormally accelerated deterioration of mental faculties and emotional stability in old age, occurring especially in Alzheimer's disease.

senile dementia

n
(Pathology) dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause

se′nile demen′tia



n.
a syndrome of progressive, irreversible impairment of cognitive function, caused by organic factors and having its onset late in life.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.senile dementia - dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease
dementedness, dementia - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
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senile dementia

n (Med) → senile Demenz (spec), → Altersschwachsinn m
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The policy asserts that senile dementia is not a treatable medical condition but rather a social problem to be coped with by the sufferer's family, friends and voluntary sector.
Patients were classified into 3 groups of senile dementia (n = 49), presenile dementia (n = 7), and mixed dementia (n = 28) according to the diagnostic criteria of the CCMD-3.
There was a progressive decline in most of the serum protein fractions with advancing stage of senile dementia but in severe dementia group, protein profile was closer to control group.
They also consider psychosis caused by depression, senile dementia and substance abuse.
Yaffe examined, conferring a 70% increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, a doubled risk of senile dementia, a 70% increased risk of vascular dementia, and an 80% increased risk of nonspecific dementia.
The greatest relative risk linked to AF was senile dementia in patients younger than 70, where AF boosted the risk more than threefold.
Thirteen published clinical trials, examining in total 4054 patients, have evaluated the use of choline alphoscerate in various forms of dementia disorders of degenerative, vascular or combined origin, such as senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type (SDAT) or vascular dementia (VaD) and in acute cerebrovascular diseases, such as transitory ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke.
Glucose is used by cells in the brain to make energy that they need to live but glucose utilization may be impaired in the brain's of older people and especially those suffering from Senile Dementia or other forms of memory loss.
Q MY wife has senile dementia and I've been caring for her for the past six years but I don't know how much longer I can go on.
Thirty female patients with senile dementia participated in the study (15 in an exercise group, and 15 in a control group).
Psychiatric nurse Robert Ian Murray of Penrhyndeudraeth said he was aware that Mrs Davies, who suffered from physical disabilities and senile dementia, needed help.
Nella Last is an ordinary middle-aged English housewife and mother of two adult sons whose desperately unhappy marriage and suppressed life has resulted in driving her into such a dark depression that she seems to be suffering form some early form of senile dementia.