senile dementia

noun

Definition of senile dementia 

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

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Six years ago, Lederman was diagnosed with senile dementia. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Nobel-prize winning physicist who coined “god particle” dead at 96," 3 Oct. 2018 While struggling to find the right English, Conte described the 54-year-old as 'demenza senile', which translates to senile dementia. SI.com, "Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Calls Mourinho and Wenger 'Old' in Incredible Rant Ahead of FA Cup Tie," 6 Jan. 2018

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circa 1851, in the meaning defined above

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senile dementia

noun

English Language Learners Definition of senile dementia

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

senile dementia

noun

Medical Definition of senile dementia 

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

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