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What to know about senility and dementia

December 1, 2020
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From the Medical News Today website

A person may use “senility” to describe a decrease in the ability to think, concentrate, or remember.

Senility and “being senile” are old-fashioned terms, and some people use them to refer to dementia.

A contemporary term that doctors use is “neurocognitive disorder” which might be either minor or major. For example, they may diagnose minor neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer’s disease — a type of dementia.

Below, learn more about what senility and dementia mean, as well as dementia’s symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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