dementia

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dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact alcohol amnestic disorder , alcoholic dementia , Korsakoff's psychosis , Korsakoff's syndrome , Korsakov's psychosis , Korsakov's syndrome , polyneuritic psychosis
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 Alzheimer's , Alzheimer's disease , Alzheimers
rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control CJD , Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease , Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia Huntington's chorea , Huntington's disease
congenital progressive disorder of lipid metabolism having an onset at age 5 and characterized by blindness and dementia and early death juvenile amaurotic idiocy , Spielmeyer-Vogt disease
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 Pick's disease
dementia with onset before the age of 65 presenile dementia
dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease senile dementia , senile psychosis
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