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DEMENTIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dementia mean? 

DEMENTIA (noun)
  The noun DEMENTIA has 1 sense:

1. mental deterioration of organic or functional origin

  Familiarity information: DEMENTIA used as a noun is very rare.


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DEMENTIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Mental deterioration of organic or functional origin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

dementedness; dementia

Hypernyms ("dementia" is a kind of...):

insanity (relatively permanent disorder of the mind)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dementia"):

alcohol amnestic disorder; alcoholic dementia; Korsakoff's psychosis; Korsakoff's syndrome; Korsakov's psychosis; Korsakov's syndrome; 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)


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