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noun as in a brain disease/disorder

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It’s thought by many that dementia is a slow slide, and is non-reversible, as is Alzheimer’s.

A few years before Andrews got there, one 79-year-old man suffering from dementia disappeared after being left unattended in the overflow area, according to a state inspection report and a lawsuit by his family.

This particular theory of treating Alzheimer’s or dementia hasn’t been proven to date—but Biogen is hoping to break the mold.

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There are nearly 600 assisted living facilities, some of which cater to residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

In San Diego, there are nearly 600 assisted living facilities, ranging from small homes to memory care campuses like Elmcroft that cater to residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

True, true, Thanksgrabbing behemoths like Sears and Kmart are doubling down on doorbuster dementia.

Depending on what parts of the brain are impacted, the person can develop forms of dementia and personality changes.

Later, cognitive and behavioral problems can occur; dementia is not uncommon.

Perhaps there is no better example of this than the way in which we treat our elders living with dementia.

In my opinion, it is the most inspiring film about dementia out there today.

In a certain number of cases, after the period of excitement disappears, a certain amount of dementia is noticed.

This dementia progresses until finally there is a state of almost complete obliteration of the mental faculties.

Unless we accept his conduct as the result of a momentary dementia, produced by overstrain, it must remain inexplicable.

I suspect that all things unspoken in our souls partake somewhat of the laxity of delirium and dementia.

In not a few cases there is a steady mental decline, which ends in dementia or idiocy.

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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dementia, such as: brain damage, mental disorder, disease, disorder, mental decay, and mental deterioration.

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