senile dementia

senile dementia
.senile de'mentia
n [U]
a serious medical condition that affects the minds of some old people, and makes them confused and behave in a strange way

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  • senile dementia — >> senility. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

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  • senile dementia — noun dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease • Syn: ↑senile psychosis • Hypernyms: ↑dementia, ↑dementedness * * * noun [noncount] medical : a condition that affects the mind of aging… …   Useful english dictionary

  • senile dementia — N UNCOUNT Senile dementia is a mental illness that affects some old people and that causes them to become confused and to forget things. She is suffering from senile dementia …   English dictionary

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  • senile dementia — noun Date: circa 1851 dementia of old age especially of the degenerative type associated with Alzheimer s disease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • senile dementia — noun dementia occurring in old age as a result of progressive brain degeneration …   English new terms dictionary

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  • senile dementia — UK / US noun [uncountable] old fashioned dementia …   English dictionary

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