Alcohol-Related Dementia

Tru here. From what i understand,

Alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) cannot be reliably diagnosed unless the person has stopped drinking alcohol for several weeks, to enable the symptoms of alcohol intoxication and withdrawal to resolve.” (per alzheimers.org)

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“ARBD is still a somewhat broad term to describe alcohol-induced brain damage that can affect a person later in life. A more specific condition, which is difficult to diagnose prior to death, is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome – a condition induced by thiamine deficiency.” (per American addiction centers)

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… ARBD is sometimes described as a form of dementia,
but it is important to realize that
25% of people with ARBD make a full recovery and 75% make some recovery. (per penumbra.org.uk — see FactSheet in Links)

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… also, “low to moderate alcohol intake may have some protective effects against Vascular Dementia” (per ncbi) ,
but “excessive intake of alcohol raises the risk of vascular dementia due to its effect on the vascular system as a whole.” (per medical news today, see Links)

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is caused by thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. This can occur due to beriberi, Wernicke encephalopathy, and alcoholic Korsakoff syndrome. (per Wiki). i like the intro at Web MD (see Links).

LINKS:

Dementia Info Links at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/d-info/ ;

from Penumbra.org.UK ;

https://www.webmd.com/brain/wernicke-korsakoff-syndrome-facts#1 ;

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320969 ;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3225352/ ;

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