Dementia Today.net

Site updated at Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Living with Dementia

Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome and How it Can Affect You

Chronic alcohol abuse destroys a person’s body, but perhaps one of the most devastating effects of alcohol abuse is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Also known as “wet brain,” Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome is a severe mental disorder that occurs when malnutrition creates a thiamin deficiency. It is the ultimate and tragic consequence of years of heavy drinking. If… Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome and How it Can Affect You   



Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder due to thiamine deficiency.

Causes
Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff syndrome are believed to be two stages of the same condition.

Wernicke’s encephalopathy is caused by damaging changes in the brain, usually due to a lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine).

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome   



Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic memory disorder caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1). Korsakoff syndrome is most commonly caused by alcohol misuse, but certain other conditions also can cause the syndrome.

About Korsakoff Syndrome
Thiamine (vitamin B-1) helps brain cells produce energy from sugar. When levels fall too low,… Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome   



Parkinson’s Disease Dementia

university of pennsylvania2 - anxiety1 - baroness thatcher1 - beta amyloid3 - diagnose parkinson's1 - alzheimer drug1 - alzheimer’s disease8 - depressive pseudodementia1 - neuroanatomical changes1 - alcohol-related brain damage1 - increased dementia risk1 - apoe43 - spread of alzheimers1 - amyloid-β421 - frontotemporal lobar degeneration4 - exercise2 - encephalopathy-alcoholic10 - fatuitas1 - cognitive functions1 - metabolic syndrome1 - cases of parkinson's1 - prevent dementia4 - loss of neuronal connections1 - alzheimer's patients7 - insomnia2 - abeta plaque1 - signs of dementia6 - faseb journal1 - motor development1 - functional imaging1 -