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alcohol and dementia

Alcohol Related Dementia - Long-term heavy drinking may cause alcohol related dementia by directly damaging brain cells or causing health problems that produce brain damage.

Fact: Alcohol related dementia is one of the five most common forms of intellectual loss in older persons.

Alcohol & Dementia

Heavy, sustained alcohol consumption is the primary risk factor for the development of alcohol related dementia. In addition, extreme alcohol consumption may worsen the intellectual and psychiatric symptoms in individuals with other types of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Alcohol damages neurons, or brain cells, throughout the brain; however, the frontal lobes and cerebellum are particularly prone to injury.

Diagnosis of Alcohol Related Dementia

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Treatment of Alcohol Related Dementia

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Prevention of Alcohol Related Dementia

Source: Dementia Training & Education Program, State of Alabama

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