Example sentences for: dementia

How can you use “dementia” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Modern understanding of the meaning of dementia began in 1892 with A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine , by Daniel Tuke, where it was defined as a state in which manifestations of mind are to a greater or less degree absent in consequence of disease or decay of the brain itself.

  • Popular and medical use of dementia first associated it with senility but since World War II has linked it predominantly with the type first described by Alois Alzheimer in 1907.

  • Cosin defined dementia as ...a passion of the minde, bereaving it of the light of understanding...

  • Toxic and infectious dementias can be halted or reversed, as illustrated by the effect of penicillin on dementia paralytica , the cerebral form of neurosyphilis.

  • A large multicenter European study showed that women were twice as likely to develop HIV dementia compared to men [ 4]; however, another study failed to confirm these differences [ 5].

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