dementia dementia  /dɪ ˈmɛn ʃi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) mental deterioration of organic or functional origin

Usage(s):

  1. Adding to the mounting evidence against secondhand smoke, a new study links it to an increased risk of dementia in adults.
  2. Just a few minutes of moderate daily exercise may stave off the signs of dementia in the elderly, a new study suggests.
  3. The debilitating effects of advanced dementia how it destroys communication, basic muscle control, even the ability to swallow are difficult to describe in words.

News

  1. Series starting Aug. 6 to offer dementia info

    MOUNDRIDGE - Pine Village will host its second Dementia Educational Series, starting Aug. 6, offerin ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Hutchinson News

  2. Dementia doesn't slow school volunteer

    George Wolf’s dementia may well have overtaken him by now if he wasn’t helping out the kids and... - 12:11 am
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. Dementia doesn't slow Mason school volunteer, 82

    George Wolf’s dementia may well have overtaken him by now if he wasn’t helping out the kids and... - 12:11 am
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Quotes

  1. "This is just some good fun to watch during your eggnog-induced dementia," Colbert joked in an interview Wednesday.
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Stephen Colbert Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Speaking at the time, Mr Wicks said: "We've got an ageing population with many people frail and many suffering from dementia, including Alzheimer's. How can we get the balance right so that these people have the freedom to live their lives, to go...
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Malcolm Wicks Source: Peterborough Evening Telegraph

  3. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "Plummeting prices and aggressive promotion have led to a surge in consumption, causing and adding to health problems ranging from liver and heart diseases to diabetes, obesity, dementia and cancers. We have...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: BBC News

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