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Definition of the noun senility
What does senility mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: senilities
- mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
- the state of being senile
Alternative definition of the noun senility
- [uncountable] The losing of memory and reason due to old age.
- [countable, archaic] An elderly, senile person.
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Senility refers to great losses of intellectual capacity that occurs in old age and is associated with the widespread loss of nerve cells and the shrinkage of brain tissue. Senility is a great decline from a previous intellectual 31 in an aging person.
by Toni Delgado
Senility is a full time job for the caretaker and the person doing it. In a very real sense, we both...
Old Is Not a Dirty Word (1998)
Aging Observed...Aging Experienced by Wallace Claus Matsen
Senility is an overworked diagnosis. Senility is a medically verifiable disease that occurs in less than 2% of all people over age 65, but it is reported in the ...
by Lois White, Gena Duncan, Wendy Baumle
Reality: Senility is an outdated term once used to refer to any form of dementia that occurred in older people. Dementia is a result of disease, can affect adults of all ages, and is not a natural consequence of aging. Although some slight ...
Vital and Health Statistics (1974)
Data from the National Health Survey by National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
Advanced senility is the layman's term for senile psychosis and chronic brain syndrome--two terms which themselves fall under the overall...
Of the State Superintendent's Task Force on "Freedom for Individual Development: Role Stereotyping in Wisconsin's Schools"
Senility is a notion that old people are or will inevitably become senile, if they live long enough, showing forget fulness, confusion, an all-too-widely accepted...
Intervention Strategies for Professional Caregivers, Second Edition by Dan Blazer, MD, PhD
Senility is a term that has been taken out of context for years. The word actually means “degenerative changes associated with the aging process.” Senile changes can occur in the eyes, the joints, and the kidneys as well as in the brain.
Master the Clerical Exams (2010)
SENILITY means the physical and mental infirmity of old age or dotage. 3. The correct answer is (A). ADEPT means welltrained or skilled ...
A Generic Theory of Existence by Vikay Kumar
Senility is an old age affliction whereby a person loses coherence in speech. It is easy to imagine that with so many sensory signals coming in and motor signals going out, the brain can experience fatigue resulting in loss of ...
Asia Hand (2010)
A Vincent Calvino Novel by Christopher G. Moore
Last time they'd had lunch at the restaurant and Colonel Pratt ordered the sea bass, Calvino had told him about Calvino's law: Senility means you keep going to the same restaurant and order the same food but take longer and longer to read ...
in the period of social and demographic transformations of the society by AA.VV.
Senility is a term which is general and non-scientific, used to denote a reduction in mental performance of the elderly. It refers to decrepi- tude, changes in personality traits (tearfulness, quarrelsomeness), memory loss, psychical and physical ...
by Philip Winn
Diseases specific to senescence, such as ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA and PARKINSON'S DISEASE, may prove a lesser problem than incapacity due to simple senility. Even in the absence of specific pathology biological AGEING brings about ...
A-E by Charles Donald Spielberger
This article explores the meaning of senility, what it is and what it is not, who is at risk, prevention, early and late recognition, comorbidities and misdiagnoses, interventions, and future prospects. s0005 ...
The Dictionary of Psychology (2016)
by Ray Corsini
senium praecox Rare phrase for premature senility (usually before age 55), associated primarily with the two major forms of presenile dementia, Alzheimer«s disease and Pick«s ...
by John Heinerman, Lendon H. Smith
SENILITY. See ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, AMNESIA, and MENTAL RETARDATION for more information. SEXUALLY. TRANSMISSIBLE. DISEASES. (See also AIDS, CANDIDIASIS, and HERPES for additional information.) Symptoms Sexually ...
Black’s Medical Dictionary (2017)
by Harvey Marcovitch
Senility. See AGEING. Senna. The leaves of various species of Cassia senna. It is one of the most active of the simple laxative drugs (see LAXATIVES). A standardised preparation of senna, Senokot®, is widely used for the management of ...
by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig
Work Author: Tina Howe Under the Church family's façade of uppermiddleclass gentility and literary prowess lies the sad reality of past neuroses and present senility, yet Howe's Painting Churches is also about finding joy where onecan, ...
by Dr. Baljit Singh
senility 6' senility n. state of being old; dotage. senior seizure ...
Dante Encyclopedia (2010)
by Richard Lansing
andsenio (“senility”). Thesefour ages correspond to ...
The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey EdD, RN, FAAN
Some of the myths of age include a lack of productivity, disengagement, inflexibility, senility, and loss of sexuality (Stone & Stone, 1997; Bythe- way, 1995) . There have been some advances in, and more attention to, the productive capabilities ...
by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris
Senile dementia (or “senility”) is a catchword that has been used for many years to label almost any eccentric behavior in the elderly. It has sometimes been equated with such terms as chronic brain failure, chronic brain syndrome, organic ...
The Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)
A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox
Some of the myths of age include a lack of productivity, disengagement, inflexibility, senility, and loss of sexuality (Bytheway, 1995; Stone & Stone, 1997). There have been some advances in, and more attention to, the productive capabilities of ...
by Carol Turkington
senility 175 problems. Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft seem to lessen appetite, whereas Luvox does not affect a person's interest in food. Paxil has been linked to more complaints of constipation and dry mouth, and seems to trigger more pronounced ...
by Kevin L. Nadal
Senility. The ageist stereotype is that older adults inevitably become severely impaired, mentally and physically. In contrast, evidence to date supports that for most Americans over the age of 65 years, declines in some intellectual abilities are ...
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Scrabble value of S1E1N1I1L1I1T1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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