pseudodementia etymology

English word pseudodementia comes from English dementia, English pseudo- (False, not genuine, fake.)

Detailed word origin of pseudodementia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dementia English (eng) (pathology) A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgement, language and problem solving.. Madness or insanity.
pseudo- English (eng) False, not genuine, fake.
pseudodementia English (eng) (medicine) A mild form of dementia from which the patient (often an elderly woman) may recover.

Words with the same origin as pseudodementia

Descendants of pseudo-
polypseudorotaxane pseudo pseudoallergic pseudobranchial pseudocompact pseudoconcave pseudoconvex pseudodiffusion pseudodiscipline pseudoenvironmentalist pseudofruit pseudogenome pseudoholomorphic pseudohyponatremia pseudolithiasis pseudomerohedry pseudomusical pseudoradical pseudoresponse pseudoreversible pseudoriparian pseudoseasonal pseudowire pseudoxanthoma