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Dementia MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Dementia
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.380
F03.615.400
Unique ID
D003704
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003704
Scope Note
An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
Entry Term(s)
Amentia
Familial Dementia
Senile Paranoid Dementia
See Also
Tauopathies
Public MeSH Note
1981; see DEMENTIA, SENILE 1979-91; see PSYCHOSES, SENILE 1963-78; see PSYCHOSES, PRESENILE 1963-72; see PICK DISEASE OF BRAIN 1981-91; see PICK'S DISEASE OF BRAIN 1966-80; for DEMENTIA, PRESENILE see DEMENTIA 1967-97; for DEMENTIA, SENILE see DEMENTIA 1966-97
History Note
1981(1963)
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/05/21
Revision Date
2015/06/30
Dementia Preferred
Senile Paranoid Dementia Narrower
Familial Dementia Narrower
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