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Mesh term Dementia

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Brain Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders


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.

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AIDS Dementia Complex
Alzheimer Disease
Aphasia, Primary Progressive
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
Dementia, Vascular
Diffuse Neurofibrillary Tangles with Calcification
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Huntington Disease
Kluver-Bucy Syndrome
Lewy Body Disease

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