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dementia British & World English

A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning

senile dementia British & World English

Dementia occurring in old age as a result of progressive brain degeneration

dementia praecox British & World English

Archaic term for schizophrenia.

vascular dementia British & World English

A common form of dementia caused by an impaired supply of blood to the brain, such as may be caused by a series of small strokes