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"Dementia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Dementia" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Dementia" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1374 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 103 publications in 2020
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