American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.
- n. Madness; insanity. See Synonyms at insanity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An extremely low condition of the mental function; profound general mental incapacity. It may be congenital (idiocy) or acquired. Acquired dementia may be a primary insanity, or it may form the final stage of mania or melancholia.
- n. pathology A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgement, language and problem solving.
- n. madness or insanity
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Insanity; madness; esp. that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.
- n. mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
- Latin dēmentia, madness, from dēmēns, dēment-, senseless; see dement. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Bleuler believed, however, that the term dementia praecox was too specific and did not always fit the clinical course, which he believed more variable than originally described.”
“The term dementia should refer to irreversible conditions.”
“The word dementia comes from the Latin de meaning "apart" and mens from the genitive mentis meaning "mind".”
“Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder characterized by dementia, which is a loss of memory and cognitive thinking skills.”
“Having been around enough persons who live with what is commonly called dementia, I could see why.”
“The culture-change philosophy of person-centered care that has been making waves throughout long-term dementia care facilities in the U.S. and other countries represents a step in the right direction.”
“Never before have so many families had to deal with long-term dementia in someone they love.”
“Although her spouse suffering from elderly dementia is somewhat removed from a confrontation with his kids and Rosemarie over welcoming back the person who betrayed them, Kate Veitch provides a strong relationship tale of a shattered family who may find it is too late to reconcile as defense mechanisms have become forty year habits.”
“Such negativity can be traced back to the etymology of the word dementia itself: from Latin 'demens', de (out of) mens (mind).”
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