dementia

[ dih-men-shuh, -shee-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF dementia
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The sufferer from Dementia forgets his promises, however serious they may be.

In prison his dementia returned and he stayed there two years.

Dementia is the final stage in the cases that become chronic.

Every type of madness may there be studied, from dementia and melancholia to mania.

For confirmation, see my "Psychology of Dementia Prcox," p. 103.

Now in dementia prcox this is by no means a settled question.

There was dementia, cruelty, stark purpose in his eyes, in every movement.

Three cases may be cited as examples of dementia prcox onsets.

There can be no question about the resemblance of benign to dementia prcox stupors.

All these symptoms are also found in the stupors occurring in dementia prcox.

WORD ORIGIN

1806, from Latin dementia "madness, distraction, folly," noun of state from dementem, from dementer (see dement). It existed earlier in an anglicized form, demency (1520s), from French démence. Dementia praecox is a Modern Latin form recorded from 1899 in English, 1891 in German, from French démence précoce (1857). See precocious.

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