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demented

Yet another term of disgust used to describe a program. The connotation in this case is that the program works as designed, but the design is bad. Said, for example, of a program that generates large numbers of meaningless error messages, implying that it is on the brink of imminent collapse.
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Though there seems to be a dramatic shift away from prescribing psychotropic medications to demented residents, often resulting in dramatically improved quality of life, in the rush to implement drug titration programs, facilities have not always been able to determine who is appropriate for reduction and who is not.
If demented patients continue to have some kind of a self, they should be accorded all the usual deference given to someone who, apparently suffering, cannot verbally express himself.
When the group was divided into those who were demented or not, significant findings with vitamin D were found for fluency and verbal learning only for those who were not demented.
In addition, microstrokes--those occurring in the cortex and requiring a microscope to see--were as likely to increase the risk of becoming demented as a very large stroke in this cohort.
Standard clinical evaluations identified 25 of the patients as cognitively normal, 26 as cognitively impaired, and 15 as demented.
Opening on the inexplicable actions of a demented cop and a suicidal horror novelist, the movie's storyline has struck a chord with Quebec viewers, earning almost $1.
A Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) panel announced a five-year medical plan Wednesday it hopes would lower the number of bedridden and demented elderly and the rate of fatal strokes and cerebral hemorrhages in Japan.
Rich in description and allusions (history, geography, rock bands), Chang's demented dialogue was also highly structured, in almost musical fashion, with constant repetitions and variations - making the language as difficult to pin down as the elusive Chang himself.
SCHEMING: Demented Carl collars Chas in the Woolpack
Closeted gay failed screenwriter Mitch (Fred Savage) returns home to contend with his demented, pill-popping mom (Jane Curtin), who is having an affair with her psych-ward orderly (Reginald Ballard); his womanizing brother (Eddie McClintock); and his deceptively genial father (William Devane), who abandoned the family.
And Helen added: "The Demented Mums are a spin- off group.
I'm sick of the demented insistence that the church really loves them but hasn't figured it out yet.