dementedness

Definitions of dementedness
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n mental deterioration of organic or functional origin

Synonyms:
dementia
Types:
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Korsakoff's psychosis, Korsakoff's syndrome, Korsakov's psychosis, Korsakov's syndrome, alcohol amnestic disorder, alcoholic dementia, polyneuritic psychosis
dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
presenile dementia
dementia with onset before the age of 65
senile dementia, senile psychosis
dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease
Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimers
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
Type of:
insanity
relatively permanent disorder of the mind

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