Dementia – Condition that causes gradual loss of mental abilities such as thinking, reasoning and remembering.
To remember the definition of the word dementia, use the following mnemonic:
The dimensions (dementia) of her brain reduced every day – with this came a gradual loss of mental abilities.
Examples of dementia in a sentence
Because of his dementia, the man could no longer remember how to do daily tasks.
Fearing that her mother’s forgetfulness and confusion of time was dementia, she took her to visit her family doctor.
Although dementia made it hard for him to read and write, Mr Lewis still enjoyed playing the piano.