Apr 18

Understanding alcohol-induced dementia

By MD for Seniors

Alcohol-induced dementia is among the greatest challenges seniors and elder care professionals will face.

Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive impairments are some of the greatest health hazards faced by older Americans.

Specifically, Korsakoff syndrome and other kinds of cognitive impairment brought about by alcohol are among the most severe behavioral illnesses that elder care professionals will encounter. Though notable progress has been made in researching these conditions, various aspects of them remain mysteries to doctors and caregivers.

It can be more difficult for family members of patients with Korsakoff syndrome – or other impairments caused by alcohol abuse – to be supportive. Caring for someone with memory loss can be challenging, …read more

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