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Descriptor English: Dementia
Descriptor Spanish: Demencia
Descriptor Portuguese: Demência
Descriptor French: Démence
Entry term(s): Amentia
Amentias
Dementia, Familial
Dementias
Dementias, Familial
Dementias, Senile Paranoid
Familial Dementia
Familial Dementias
Paranoid Dementia, Senile
Paranoid Dementias, Senile
Senile Paranoid Dementia
Senile Paranoid Dementias
Tree number(s): C10.228.140.380
F03.615.400
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003704
Scope note: An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 1981; see DEMENTIA, SENILE 1979-91; see PSYCHOSES, SENILE 1963-78; see PSYCHOSES, PRESENILE 1963-72; see PICK DISEASE OF BRAIN 1981-91; see PICK'S DISEASE OF BRAIN 1966-80; for DEMENTIA, PRESENILE see DEMENTIA 1967-97; for DEMENTIA, SENILE see DEMENTIA 1966-97
History Note: 1981(1963)
Related: Tauopathies MeSH
DeCS ID: 3718
Unique ID: D003704
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1980/05/21
Revision Date: 2015/06/30
Dementia - Preferred
Concept UI M0005797
Scope note An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
Preferred term Dementia
Entry term(s) Amentia
Amentias
Dementias
Senile Paranoid Dementia - Narrower
Concept UI M0334715
Preferred term Senile Paranoid Dementia
Entry term(s) Dementias, Senile Paranoid
Paranoid Dementia, Senile
Paranoid Dementias, Senile
Senile Paranoid Dementias
Familial Dementia - Narrower
Concept UI M0334716
Preferred term Familial Dementia
Entry term(s) Dementia, Familial
Dementias, Familial
Familial Dementias



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