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

de·ment′ed·ly adv.
de·ment′ed·ness n.
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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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Cardiff psychobilly band Demented Are Go and, left, one of their range of designs for Dr Marten
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.
To add to the indiginity of everything, he developed bladder outlet obstruction and now has a urinary catheter in place - difficult in someone as demented as he has become because he invariably manages to dislodge the bag overnight.
"The more strokes you have, the more likely you are to be demented." The researchers found that only the strokes that occur in the cortex increase the risk of becoming demented," Dr.
When compared with the Mini-Mental State Examination and standard neuropsychological testing, the Tape Administered Cognitive Screen (TACS) correctly discriminated between patients who were cognitively normal, slightly impaired, or demented, and identified abnormal memory even in patients who scored a perfect 30 on the MMSE, Peter Schofield, M.D., said in a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.
During the first year after a stroke, 12% of the patients older than 80 years and 18% of those older than 85 years became demented, and the incidence of dementia was significantly higher during the first 3 months, with patient age, cortical atrophy, and prior cardiovascular problems as the strongest predictors.
Many people who resided in nursing homes then were mildly demented and aging, some complicating factors that made supervision or some skilled care necessary." We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
He will become a martyr to millions and a flag to the demented fundamentalists hellbent on destroying the West.
Opening with Korean director Jang Sun-woo's zany opus, Resurrection of the Little Match Girl, FanTasia featured four Takashi Miike pictures, including one of the Japanese "Wild Man's" best, his typically demented 2001 extravaganza Ichi the Killer.
"Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ has come uninvited.
It seems unnecessarily cruel to call her "demented," to ridicule her use of cosmetics, and, indeed, to characterize the rest of the family as "sluggish," "feebleminded," or "poached." Leaving aside the question as to whether Queen Maria Luisa was a nymphomaniac, I do not see in her face "a look of gastric malevolence." Nor can she be blamed for losing her teeth, one of the relatively few things she actually had in common with many of her husband's subjects.
Between Saiko Kobayashi as a demented Cousin It and drag artist Macks Leger, Madsen and the elegant Alison Cockrill looked like imports from Weimar Germany snaking across the stage in matching menswear.