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senile dementia

noun, Pathology
1.
a syndrome of progressive, irreversible impairment of cognitive function, caused by organic factors and having its onset late in life.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • senile dementia has been around for as long as people have had the means of recording it.
  • He had a history of hypertension, mild senile dementia, and depression.
British Dictionary definitions for senile dementia

senile dementia

noun
1.
dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause
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senile dementia in Medicine

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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