HyperDic: alzheimers

English > 1 sense of the word Alzheimers:
NOUNstateAlzheimers, Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer'sa progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s
English > Alzheimers: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness.
SynonymsAlzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's
Broaderpresenile dementiadementia with onset before the age of 65
CatalanAlzheimer, malaltia d'Alzheimer

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