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dementia (noun) –  Deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1806, from Latin dementia “madness, insanity,” literally “a being out of one’s mind,” from dement-, stem of demens “mad, raving” + abstract noun suffix -ia. It existed earlier in an Englished form, demency (1520s), from French démence. Dementia praecox is a Modern Latin form recorded from 1899 in English, 1891 in German, from French démence précoce (1857).

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