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A progressive, abnormally accelerated deterioration of mental faculties and emotional stability in old age, occurring especially in Alzheimer's disease.
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(Pathology) dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause
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a syndrome of progressive, irreversible impairment of cognitive function, caused by organic factors and having its onset late in life.
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|Noun||1.||senile dementia - dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease|
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