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Alcohol related dementia

Alcohol-related dementia, or alcoholic dementia, results from brain damage.  It is a form of dementia caused by long-term or excessive drinking, and results in nervous system damage and memory loss.

Key causes of the brain damage are:

      – Toxic effects of alcohol on the liver and the brain

      – Secondary damage to other body organs as a result of alcohol abuse,

         increased vitamin deficiency, and increased risk of stroke.

Common symptoms of alcohol related dementia include:

      – Personality changes

      – Communication problems

      – Difficulty in solving everyday problems

Treatment in early stages, which includes healthy eating and not drinking any alcohol containing problems, can reverse the condition.

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