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psychogeriatrics

  

      n   functioning as sing     (Med)   the branch of health care concerned with the study, diagnosis, and sometimes treatment of mentally disordered old people  
   Compare       geriatrics  
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psychogeriatric  
      adj  
1      (Med)   (of an old person) no longer in touch with everyday realities; exhibiting delusions; mentally incompetent  
      n  
2   
a    Derogatory   a confused old person  
b    an impersonal label for a patient, as a unit, requiring institutional services appropriate for a mentally disordered old person,   (See also)        confused elderly       geriatric       senile  

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