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1Suffering from dementia.
unbalanced, of unsound mind, mentally ill, deranged, crazed, distracted, troubled, disturbed, unhinged, insane, mad, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare, raving mad, lunatic, out of one's head, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, neurotic, psychoticView synonyms
- ‘Caretakers and physicians often project sensations of hunger and thirst onto severely demented patients with poor oral intake.’
- ‘At this point you may be asking, why it is important to train a workforce that will be experts in taking care of demented residents.’
- ‘Until a week ago, he was demented, rigid, incontinent, unable to talk, swallow or blink his eyes.’
- ‘Polonius insisted that Hamlet had become demented, and cautioned Ophelia to keep her distance.’
- ‘The diagnosis of an independent depressive disorder becomes difficult in the demented patient.’
- ‘On the flip side, cognition has improved in demented or impaired people given nutritional support.’
- ‘But, it could be a problem with older, demented patients, or those who are unconscious.’
- ‘Others might view such people as demented or delusional or megalomaniacal.’
- ‘Health care professionals commonly rely on feeding tubes to supply nutrition to these severely demented patients.’
- ‘High level of disability is associated with major depression, in both demented and nondemented people.’
- ‘Less severely demented patients and black and Hispanic patients were more likely to stay in the home.’
- ‘Whenever demented patients travel, it is safe to assume their confusion will worsen for the duration of the trip.’
- 1.1British informal Behaving irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement.‘she was demented with worry’
- ‘Finally, at the age of 33, the demented fury that drove him on has subsided and other priorities have kicked in.’
- ‘As Earth orbits the sun, the tubes are lashing through space like water from a demented lawn sprinkler.’
- ‘They hold a twisted allure to the more demented members of any society.’
- ‘She flailed her limbs and screamed, looking like a poor demented bird.’
- ‘If he lived to 200, he would never understand females, and the demented way their brains worked.’
- ‘Not to let one musical style last for long, he soon ditched the guitar, grabbed the mic and started back in with some demented rapping.’
- ‘To my possibly demented mind there did seem to be something unique, even comical about the framing of the issues.’
- ‘To me, it seemed like demented torture, and not very flattering.’
- ‘As if drunk, or stoned or demented, I jumble everything up, use wrong words or leave gaps in sentences that trail off to nowhere.’
- ‘Louisa stopped navigating the steps to stare at me while I bounced all around the living room like a demented idiot.’
- ‘Deep set eyes and a long face made him look like a demented scientist.’
- ‘Then the speakers seem to come alive with demented directional droning.’
- ‘It sounds like an orchestra of demented bassoonists playing at full tilt.’
- ‘I looked down and saw that he was eating some demented form of French fries with ketchup squirted all over them.’
- ‘I probably looked more than a little demented, come to think of it.’
- ‘They fell in the gaily lit hall with a flutter like demented birds attempting flight.’
- ‘Reaction to the wreck showed an almost demented optimism about the venture.’
- ‘Conversations may be in whispers or, often, in demented shouting contests.’
Mid 17th century: past participle of earlier dement ‘drive mad’, from Old French dementer or late Latin dementare, from demens out of one's mind.
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