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.
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senile dementia

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

senile dementia

n (Med) → senile Demenz (spec), → Altersschwachsinn m
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Prof Itzhaki said: "The striking results include evidence that the risk of senile dementia is much greater in those who are infected with oral herpes."
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.
The analysis included pre-senile and senile dementia but excluded vascular dementia.
Researchers here have shown that ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 effectively and safely treats memory loss and cognitive impairments in patients with senile dementia.
Traditional Chinese medicine for senile dementia. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med published online 10.1155/2012/692621.
The study was designed to investigate the relationship of serum protein fractions with senile dementia in elderly people (grather than65 years of age; n=36).
It is my opinion that a combination of senile dementia, adult anti-social behaviour and obsessive compulsive disorder may also be the cause for his miserable missives on the pages of the Independent.
Senile dementia and a broken-down elevator serve as dramatic catalysts, triggering the central conflict between maternal entrenchment and filial flightiness.
Howard Griffiths, 53, "shoved and pushed" an 85-year-old man with senile dementia while he was night manager at a nursing home, a trial heard.
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.