chronic loss of mental capacity due to an organic cause.
Dementia may involve progressive deterioration of thinking, memory, behavior,
personality and motor function, and may also be associated with psychological
symptoms such as depression and apathy. See also AIDS dementia complex.
DementiaJAMA Chronic intellectual impairment (ie, loss of mental capacity) of organic origin that affects a
person's ability to function in a social or occupational setting. See also AIDS Dementia Complex.
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