Definitions

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  • adjective Causing dementia.
  • adjective Undergoing dementia.

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Examples

  • Quite properly the action taken is usually to provide more help in the form of domiciliary care/daycare/respite care etc since the “abuse” is usually more about people at the end of their tether than anything else - if an eighty year old bloke is screaming at his dementing eighty year old wife and making her cry the answer is not to prosecute, it is to help.

    Public Officials Did Not Kill “Baby P” « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • It is a chance and unguarded remark from that classic source, the slowly dementing relative, that sets David's life on a new course and one from which he will emerge having made some startling and unexpected discoveries, mostly about himself.

    40 entries from May 2007

  • Illness, the impossible contradictions of illness, brainpower even dementing, you're formidable, that ruthless honesty, regressions...

    See me in the powerchair! Also postcards, packages, isolation and no GP

  • It is a chance and unguarded remark from that classic source, the slowly dementing relative, that sets David's life on a new course and one from which he will emerge having made some startling and unexpected discoveries, mostly about himself.

    So Many Ways to Begin

  • It is a chance and unguarded remark from that classic source, the slowly dementing relative, that sets David's life on a new course and one from which he will emerge having made some startling and unexpected discoveries, mostly about himself.

    So Many Ways to Begin

  • I mean, I get mind-dementing hangovers when I party where Irish whiskey is being poured by the tumblerful and this morning was no exception.

    Mexican Immigrants in New York City

  • As a politically and personally naive young physician I watched Ronald Reagan dementing in office and during his re-election campaign.

    Letters to the Editor

  • As a politically and personally naive young physician I watched Ronald Reagan dementing in office and during his re-election campaign.

    Letters to the Editor

  • For those stations who spend most of their time dementing the public mind with commercials, the FCC would reign down on them and the "freaks" who like having an umbrella to tout.

    Shake it, don't break it

  • Lawrence Kolb, a prominent psychiatrist affiliated with the U.S. Public Health Service, noted in 1941 that mental hospitals “were increasingly overburdened by aged persons for whom nothing can be done” and that it was “economically unwise and therapeutically unsound to take care of all dementing old people in hospitals.”

    The Mad Among Us

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