Source monitoring in Korsakoff's syndrome
: "Did I touch the toothbrush or did I imagine doing so?" Cortex.
To evaluate alcohol's central nervous system effects, researchers distinguish "uncomplicated alcoholism" (i.e., alcohol use disorder [AUD]) from the various clinically diagnosable consequences of chronic alcohol consumption, including Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE), Korsakoff's syndrome
(KS), hepatic encephalopathy (HE), central pontine myelinolysis (CPM), alcoholic cerebellar degeneration (ACD), alcohol-related dementia (ARD), and Marchiafava-Bignami disease (MBD).
One-quarter of patients who develop Korsakoff's syndrome
require long-term residential care because of permanent brain damage.2
Washington, Apr 17 ( ANI ): Alcoholism can disrupt memory functioning prior to later-stage Korsakoff's syndrome
- a neurological disorder usually related to alcohol abuse, according to a new study.
Her medical history included alcohol excess, complicated by mild Korsakoff's syndrome
, and surgery consisting of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and a negative, exploratory laparotomy, for a previous, similar presentation.
Casebook Korsakoff's syndrome
is a dementia primarily caused by alcohol dependence.
1978; Parsons 1983; Ryan and Butters 1983; Ryback 1971; Tarter 1975), and alcoholism complicated by the amnesia marking Korsakoff's syndrome
(KS), a result of Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) (Lishman 1990; Talland 1965; Victor et al.
It will treat young people with a range of forms of dementia but will specialise in caring for those with Korsakoff's syndrome
which is usually caused by excessive alcohol consumption.
is one example of diseases leading to memory deficits.
is characterized by profound remote and anterograde memory impairment (Fama, Marsh, Sullivan, 2004).
The unit used to be a home for the elderly until they were replaced with people suffering from Korsakoff's Syndrome
, a degenerative brain disease resulting from alcohol abuse, four years ago.
A 64-year-old male with Korsakoff's syndrome
is admitted to a nursing home from an outside institution.
In 2011, she was diagnosed with Korsakoff's Syndrome
, an alcoholism-related vitamin deficiency causing chronic memory problems.