senile dementia

senile dementia

noun Pathology.

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


  1. dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause


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

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