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Dementia

Introduction: Dementia

Description of Dementia

Dementia (medical condition): Various mental impairment conditions....more »

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Dementia:
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Dementia: mental deterioration of organic or functional origin.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Dementia: brain damage which has persisted over a long period of time.
Source: Diseases Database

Dementia: loss of intellectual functions such as memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and abstract thinking while vegetative functions remain intact.
Source: CRISP

Dementia: An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
Source: MeSH 2007

Dementia: Related Topics

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Dementia as a Disease

Dementia (medical condition): See Dementia (disease information).
  »Introduction: Dementia
  »Symptoms of Dementia
  »Causes of Dementia
  »Treatments for Dementia

Dementia: Related Diseases

Dementia: Dementia is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Dementia: Article Excerpts

Aging -- Women Getting Older: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Dementia is characterized significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or... (Source: excerpt from Aging -- Women Getting Older: NWHIC)

Clinical Trials Alzheimer''s Disease and Related Disorders: NIMH (Excerpt)

People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may... (Source: excerpt from Clinical Trials Alzheimer''s Disease and Related Disorders: NIMH)

Aging -- Women Getting Older: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Dementia is characterized significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe... (Source: excerpt from Aging -- Women Getting Older: NWHIC)

Clinical Trials Alzheimer''s Disease and Related Disorders: NIMH (Excerpt)

People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may suffer ... (Source: excerpt from Clinical Trials Alzheimer''s Disease and Related Disorders: NIMH)

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Dementia as a Symptom

Dementia (symptom): Mental confusion and impaired thought....more »

Dementia (symptom): Dementia is characterized significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with... (Source: excerpt from Aging -- Women Getting Older: NWHIC)

People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may suffer ... (Source: excerpt from Clinical Trials Alzheimer''s Disease and Related Disorders: NIMH)

Dementia (symptom): See Dementia (symptom information).

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Dementia: Related Disease Topics

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Terms associated with Dementia:

Terms Similar to Dementia:

Source: Diseases Database

  • dementedness

Source - WordNet 2.1

Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Dementia:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Dementia

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Dementia can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Dementia:

Source: CRISP

The description of Dementia may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Dementia

The following list attempts to classify Dementia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • insanity
  • mental disease,mental illness,psychopathy
  • mental state,psychological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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