senile dementia


senile dementia

noun

medical : a condition that affects the mind of aging people and causes them to be confused, to forget things, etc.

Full Definition of SENILE DEMENTIA

:  dementia of old age especially of the degenerative type associated with Alzheimer's disease

First Known Use of SENILE DEMENTIA

circa 1851

senile dementia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SENILE DEMENTIA

: a mental disorder of old age especially of the degenerative type associated with Alzheimer's disease—called also senile psychosis

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