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hello what is the age of the person?
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what is the age of the person?
I already stated the age of 78
ok, so the question is for you
such a person is said to have senile dementia
senile dementia can occur due to many causes
advancing age is the commonest reason
there is another word... the person is not yet with dementia
alzheimer's disease is also a common cause
for example, a Chinese family has the mother that never learned English so their cultural background does not allow them to infiltrate so
that is why they can't comprehend... They depend on their sons and daughters to translate.... SO they may never know what everyone is sayig? but there is more confusion than dementia
ok, but that is not a medical problem in that case
or a topic is too complex and over their head or educational level to comprehend
a medical term would not fit it
it can be called cognitive disorder
cognitive means understanding something
cognitive disorder means not being able to understand something for any reason
it relates mainly to medical causes though
a person not being able to understand because of language problems is not a typical medical problem but rather a social one
still it could be termed cognitive disorder if the person is also having confusion
in my case it is the woman being sheltered her whole life so that there has been no practice to learn of the world around her.
So the person is kind of disenfranchised and ignorant?
the term 'impaired cognition' would fit her in that case
impaired cognition would be the term you are looking for
That inability to comprehend because of cultural or economic barrier makes the person mentally frustrated and socially inept
ok,,, that sounds closer.. thanks
Impaired cognition fits your description
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if you come to think of another one, send it to me...like learned helplessness or extreme shyness and incapacity to sustain oneself to the point of needing an advocate
i will send it to this thread