Dementia is a term used universally by clinicians and researchers for cognitive impairment that affects a person’s ability to function ((1). This is the term used by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in their nosology. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V) has replaced the term with Major Neurocognitive Disorder (2). The term HIV- associated dementia (HAD) was also replaced by HIV- associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) by the AAN AIDS Task force
Khan, Qurat ul Ain
"Dementia- is it high time to replace the term in Neurological nosology?,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 13
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol13/iss4/1