What Are the Symptoms of Alcohol-Related Dementia?

Q:
What are the symptoms of alcohol-related dementia?

A:
In brief, alcohol-related dementia is a type of dementia caused by long-term, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. It can result in neurological damage and impaired cognitive function.

What are the causes?

Alcohol has a direct effect on brain cells, causing many problems such as

  • poor judgment
  • difficulty making decisions
  • lack of insight

Also, longtime alcohol abuse can bring nutrition problems. So vitamin deficiencies may damage parts of the brain.

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • Confusion and loss of mental activity
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Abnormal eye movements, such as back and forth movements
  • Double vision
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Inability to form new memories
  • Loss of memory
  • Making up stories
  • Hallucinations

Since the condition is caused by long-term alcohol abuse, quitting or moderating alcohol consumption is the best way to prevent it from developing.  Also, improving the patient’s diet can help ease the condition.

 

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