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.