alcoholic dementia

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Related to alcoholic dementia: Korsakoff's psychosis, Alcoholic Delirium
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The results were compatible with demential syndrome with a diencephalic (Korsakoff type) and frontal pattern suggestive of alcoholic dementia.
Other neuropsychiatrie conditions associated with chronic heavy drinking are: Wernicke's encephalopathy, Korsakoffs psychosis, alcoholic dementia, cerebellar degeneration, central pontine myelinolysis, alcoholic amblyopia, alcoholic pellagra encephalopathy and peripheral neuropathy.
For example, alcoholics often exhibit various degrees of cognitive impairment and, in the most severe cases, can develop alcoholic dementia. In addition, some alcoholics develop a condition known as Wemicke-Korsakoffsyndrome, which is characterized by shrinkage of brain tissue and memory loss (i.e., anterograde amnesia).
Mr Laydon, of Walker, suffered from alcoholic dementia which left him confused.