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Suffering from dementia.


1. Suffering from dementia.
2. Informal Crazy or foolish.

de·ment′ed·ly adv.
de·ment′ed·ness n.


Etymology: L, de, away from, mens, mind
pertaining to a form of mental disorder in which cognitive functions are affected. Central features are memory loss and inability to learn new material. Common causes are organic brain disorders.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
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Often, it may take up to 30 seconds for demented individuals to process information.
McCullough, "Nonagressive Management of the Illnesses of Severely Demented Patients: An Ethical Justification," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 42, no.
Demented is award-winning Belfast playwright Gary Mitchell's 20th original stage play.
Of the 286 subjects, 61 were considered to be demented by a consensus panel based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (4th edition) and 225 were not demented.
Having a stroke significantly increased your risk of being demented, whether or not that stroke was clinically symptomatic," said Dr.
Thanks to the beautifully demented mind of Night After Night's drummer, Tina Gordon, "The Rambler" led our charge into the fortress of SXSW.
like a demented Barbie doll every five minutes, the events of that fateful day continue to resist either easy verbal encapsulation or knee-jerk cinematic pigeonholing.
Then to convolute things even further, there is Grady's discovery of a new love in the form of Linda--a nurse with a dangerously demented mother.
His recent proposal for a Route Lumiere for Toulouse has lights racing across the lower facades of buildings and reads like the eyes of demented stoats streaking across a field--more seriously, as a metaphor for a relentless stream of traffic.
The result of their talented collaboration is a brilliant novel depicting the lives of an heir to a Quebec City mansion and the demented history of the young and damaged woman he encounters when first arriving to the New World from his home in Europe.
The father is a proud but misdirected professor; the mother is brilliant but sporadically demented.
Not only would this policy cheapen the value of innocent, helpless human life, it "is especially significant because it will provide the model for how the country treats other cases in which patients are unable to say whether they want to live or die, such as those involving the mentally retarded or elderly people who have become demented.