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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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When the group was divided into those who were demented or not, significant findings with vitamin D were found for fluency and verbal learning only for those who were not demented.
In addition, microstrokes--those occurring in the cortex and requiring a microscope to see--were as likely to increase the risk of becoming demented as a very large stroke in this cohort.
The scores significantly discriminated normal and impaired patients from demented, but did not significantly discriminate between impaired and demented patients, he said.
Opening on the inexplicable actions of a demented cop and a suicidal horror novelist, the movie's storyline has struck a chord with Quebec viewers, earning almost $1.
The LDP's Social Affairs Division said the 2001-2005 medical plan would help reduce the number of bedridden or demented elderly people to 2.
Of the demented subjects, 69 had Alzheimer's disease, either alone or with additional components, 15 had vascular dementia, in some cases with additional factors but excluding Alzheimer's disease, while 16 had other forms of dementia.
The second reason is that new sensibilities about disabled populations have emerged over the past few decades that have alerted us to the possibility of stigmatizing and demeaning the demented, thus worsening their situation.
Consequently, staff need to be aware of the impact that their behavior has on the demented resident.
Whether the pathophysiological mechanisms involved with the demented patient in the onset of sundowning are the same or similar to delirium is not known at present (Lipowski as cited by Evans 1981), therefore the differentiation between sundowning and delirium will be made essentially on the basis of the time of onset and cessation as noted above.
Many of the problems presented by demented patients are introduced by patient scenarios familiar to anyone who has cared for such patients.
Lubinski also lamented the fact that half of all patients diagnosed as demented and admitted to long-term care die within one year.