\dɪmˈɛnʃə], \dɪmˈɛnʃə], \d_ɪ_m_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə]\
Definitions of DEMENTIA
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
Insanity characterized by more or less complete abolition of the mental faculties of reason, memory, etc.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A form of insanity, characterised by a rapid succession of imperfect and disconnected ideas, with loss of reflection and attention.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Amentia, Fatuitas, Anoea, Anaesia, Deuteranoea, Ecnoea, Paranoea, Moria demens, Noasthenia, Incoherency, Imbecility, Incoherent Insanity; from de, 'from,' or 'out of,' and mens, mentis, 'mind,' or 'reason,' (F.) Demence, Betise. In common parlance, and even in legal language, this word is synonymous with insanity. Physicians, however, have applied it to those eases of unsound mind which are characterized by a total loss of the faculty of thought, or by such an imbecility of intellect that the ideas are extremely incoherent, there being at the same time total loss of the power of reasoning. Mania and melancholy are apt to end In this, if possible, more deplorable state. Datage is the Dementia of the aged -Moria demens lerema, Lerema, Leresis, Lerus, Deliratio Senum, Amentia Senilis, Puerilitas, Delirium Senite, Anilitas, Senile Insanity, Senile Dementia, Insanity of the aged, (Sc.)Doittrie, -a form of moral insanity, in which the whole moral character of the individual is changed.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A general term denoting permanent mental impairment. Many recoverable acute deliria, or acute confusions, should not be termed dementia.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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