senile dementia


noun Pathology.

a syndrome of progressive, irreversible impairment of cognitive function, caused by organic factors and having its onset late in life.

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Origin of senile dementia

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for senile dementia

senile dementia

noun

dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause
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Medical definitions for senile dementia

senile dementia

n.

A progressive, abnormally accelerated deterioration of mental faculties and emotional stability in old age, occurring especially in Alzheimer's disease.
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