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She suffered from drug induced dementia.
  the deterioration of mental abilities
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dementia demented
Strongly Associated with:   demented
Dementia is not a disease itself, but rather a group of symptoms that are caused by various diseases or conditions.
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  • She suffered from drug induced dementia.
  • Symptoms of dementia began to appear when she was in her eighties.
  • a study on exercise and dementia
  • It went on to talk about a five— to seven-day incubation period and the symptoms—how such things as irritability and trouble with balance were early warning signs, followed by dementia, paranoia and severe aggression later on.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • He remained stubbornly distant even as he faded into dementia in his sixties.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But over the summer his encroaching dementia had taken a cruel twist.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I drove down to speak with his doctor, who told me that Walter had advancing dementia, likely trauma-induced, and that he would need constant care.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • One of the kinfolk is in the Valiant Village, which is a care facility for patients suffering from dementia.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Abby used to worry about becoming forgetful, because her maternal grandfather had ended up with dementia.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • "Dementia?" said Puller, and Cole nodded.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • She was so chaotically in love with Nathan that it was like dementia, and it is more often than not the person one loves from whom one withholds the most searing truths about one’s self, if only out of the very human motive to spare groundless pain.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • ) I was so shaken that I had to look around to get my bearings — frothy gray facade of the Alwyn, like some lurid dementia of the Baroque—and the floodlights on the cut-work, the Christmas decorations on the door of Petrossian struck some deep-embedded memory gong: December, my mother in a snow hat: here baby, let me run around the corner and buy some croissants for breakfast .
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • My hair looked like a bird’s nest; my shuffling gait like a dementia patient’s.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He was eventually freed from slavery at the age of forty, only to be committed later to an asylum for dementia.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The desperation of the request revealed his dementia, and the council saw him for what he truly was.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Is dementia one of your symptoms?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • A smaller group includes those suffering from dementia.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Senile dementia.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Not Bree, not Kristina, but some evil incarnation glaring back at me, a horrid red-eyed crone, materialized as if from darkest dementia, nightmares to come, hibernating inside of me.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • They grant the enemy’s basic premise, thus granting the sanction of reason to formal dementia, A basic premise is an absolute that permits no co-operation with its antithesis and tolerates no tolerance.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • If you ask him why, he’ll credit altitude-induced dementia.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And I said it was also Uncle Terry, but he was in Sunderland and he was Father’s brother, and it was my grandparents, too, but three of them were dead and Grandma Burton was in a home because she had senile dementia and thought that I was someone on television.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Senile dementia.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • But Andy Harris, still at the oxygen cache, in-the throes of his hypoxic dementia, overheard these radio calls and broke in to tell Hall-incorrectly, just as he’d told Mike Groom and me-that all the bottles at the South Summit were empty.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • His father was deceased, he had no siblings, and his mother was in a nursing home and suffering from dementia.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • From some need of his own, Don Bernardo pretended his wife was just under the weather rather than suffering from dementia.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • I have vascular dementia, the doctor told me, and there was some comfort to be had.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Lorenzo Daza played for high stakes, because his sweetheart was the darling of a typical family of the region: an intricate tribe of wild women and softhearted men who were obsessed to the point of dementia with their sense of honor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • They could, as could Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • There’s no physical evidence of dementia anymore.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Is it dementia?
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • First he was put in the dementia ward for chronic long-term patients who are completely unable to take care of themselves.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He had no intention of attending so much as a single session of the congress—he could imagine it well enough, new pamphlets by Bleuler and the elder Forel that he could much better digest at home, the paper by the American who cured dementia praecox by pulling out his patient’s teeth or cauterizing their tonsils, the half-derisive respect with which this idea would be greeted, for no more reason than that America was such a rich and powerful country.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • By a man with a history of mental illness, with a record of random aggression and selfdeception? A paranoid schizophrenic whose logged telephone calls show a man disintegrating into dementia, making insane accusations, wild threats aimed at those trying to help him?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Juanita Haydock talked a good deal in her rattling voice but it was invariably of personalities: the rumor that Raymie Wutherspoon was going to send for a pair of patent leather shoes with gray buttoned tops; the rheumatism of Champ Perry; the state of Guy Pollock’s grippe; and the dementia of Jim Howland in painting his fence salmon-pink.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • That was merely obsessive manic-depression bordering on dementia praecox.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It springs from a deeper well, safe from dementia and the passage of time.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Tread a pool of murky water, dreams gone stagnant, or brewing dementia.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • At River Reach the rules were built around dementia.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • There is no doubt that Ebola damages the brain and causes psychotic dementia.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He had become unmanageable, his dementia profound.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Juanita and her folks knew where they stood with a certitude that bordered on dementia.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • We die on our eightieth birthdays, surrounded by our families, before dementia sets in.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • If Popsy steps down, or word gets out that he has early dementia, the house of cards falls.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I don’t suffer from libertine dementia, Dr. Cross.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with Parkinson’s and low-grade dementia.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Toward the end, Alex suffered hallucinations and dementia, no longer recognizing his mother or father.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Whatever they thought about her sex morals, her infidelity to United Brethrenism, and her general dementia, they had not suspected that she could commit such an obscenity as smoking.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • For it was God who gave man alone the capacity of foresight.) She procured a good supply of antibiotic drugs from our granddad Dr. Bud Wharton, who has senile dementia and loves to walk outdoors naked but still can do two things perfectly: win at checkers and write out prescriptions.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • At first they thought it was some sort of early dementia.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
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Associated words [difficulty]:   dementia [4] , demented [3] , delirium [2] , delirium [2]
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