dementia

dementia
de|men|tia [dıˈmenʃə, -ʃiə US -tʃə] n [U]
[Date: 1700-1800; : Latin; Origin: mens 'mind']
an illness that affects the brain and memory, and makes you gradually lose the ability to think and behave normally

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