What is the politically correct term for dementia?
Most people with dementia say that they prefer the term 'living with dementia' to be used for a person who has dementia. Although family, carers and friends are all affected, it is usually not helpful to say that they are also 'living with dementia'.
The new psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM 5) renamed “dementia” as “major neurocognitive disorder” and added a new, less severe category of cognitive difficulty called mild neurocognitive disorder.
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. Some people with dementia cannot control their emotions, and their personalities may change.
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.
Amnesia is a total or partial memory loss. Some causes of amnesia are brain injury, disease, drug or alcohol abuse, and the deterioration of the brain associated with old age or dementia. With amnesia, memory can be regained, or it can be lost forever.
What's the alternative? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM V) has renamed dementia as major/minor neurocognitive disorder.
Dementia sufferer. Demented. Senile or senile dementia. Burden e.g. people are a burden or cause a burden.
The term dementia derives from the Latin root demens, which means being out of one's mind.
- Alzheimer's disease. This is the most common cause of dementia. ...
- Vascular dementia. ...
- Lewy body dementia. ...
- Frontotemporal dementia. ...
- Mixed dementia.
Some of the most common types of dementia are: Alzheimer's disease. Vascular dementia. Lewy Body disease.
What are the 3 D's of dementia?
The 3 D's: Delirium, Depression & Dementia.
Some common synonyms of memory are recollection, remembrance, and reminiscence.