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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

senile dementia

n (Med) → senile Demenz (spec), → Altersschwachsinn m
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