The first thing we are going to do is proceed to determine the etymological origin of the word that concerns us now. In undertaking this work we find the fact that it emanates from Latin, and more exactly from the verb I will deteriorate, which can be translated as "wear or worsening".
Deterioration is the action and effect of deteriorating or deteriorating (worsen, spoil, degenerate or put something in a lower condition). The deterioration is associated with the decline and can refer to people , things or even abstract entities.
In the case of human beings, deterioration is usually mentioned as a consequence of the passage of weather , of a accident or of one disease . There is a condition that leads the person to worsen their health, physical condition or mental capacity. For example: "My grandfather is quite good, although he suffers the logical deterioration of age", "The artist suffers a degenerative disease for years and its deterioration is remarkable", "The deterioration of his health increased after being affected by an in-hospital infection".
All this without forgetting that there is what is known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This is specifically a step prior to dementia that assumes that the sufferer sees how their powers have worsened with respect to those who can be presumed by their age.
The loss of memory is, without a doubt, the main symptom presented by people suffering from this type of deterioration, which is more frequent among the population over 65 years. But not only in that, you will also notice that you are losing faculties in areas such as language or skills that have to do with vision and space.
However, there are other clear signs that an individual is suffering from this type of deterioration. Specifically, among those would be the usual loss of objects such as keys or glasses, which completely forget to go to important appointments or having to need more time when having a conversation because it does not find the suitable words for what you want to express.
It is important that when these symptoms are perceived, the doctor is consulted as they come to indicate, in many cases, the appearance of Alzheimer's.
Things, on the other hand, deteriorate over time, weather conditions or use, among other factors. The facade of a house may be damaged when, despite the passing of the years, maintenance or restoration was never carried out. A car parked outdoors for years, on the other hand, will also suffer deterioration due to sun, rain, etc. Those objects of intensive use, such as pants, deteriorate while fulfilling their useful life: “I like this house, but its deterioration is evident”, “The humidity that comes from the sea affected the deterioration of the car”, “I got another button on my shirt: I think its deterioration is already evident”.
The most abstract entities, such as society wave moral They may also suffer deterioration: “That a person like González is a television star reflects the cultural deterioration of this town”.