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dementia

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈmen.ʃə/ specialized us  
a medical condition that affects especially old people, causing the memory and other mental abilities to gradually become worse, and leading to confused behaviour: The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease.
Translations of “dementia”
in Spanish Demencía…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指老年性)癡呆…
in Russian (старческое) слабоумие…
in Turkish daha çok yaşlılarda görülen akıl hastalığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指老年性)痴呆…
in Polish demencja…
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