Alcoholic Dementia

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How Does Alcohol-Related Dementia Differ From Alzheimer's?

Alcohol abuse is recognized as a major health problem in the United States and in many countries throughout the world. Alcohol may cause cognitive problems and in certain conditions may cause dementia. Let's look at what role alcohol has in causing alcohol-related dementia and how this differs to Alzheimer's disease.


Both Alzheimer's dementia and alcohol-related dementia cause brain damage. In Alzheimer's, plaques and tangles made up of protein fragments cause nerve cell death, and...

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