1. kaiser1

    kaiser1 Registered User

    Aug 25, 2015
    2
    manchester
    My wife is obviously suffering from dementia but has the brain checks by MRI and the consultant is pretty certain that it is not Alzheimer's . She is now going for a more advanced MRI to check for any extra information but has indicated to me that the dementia may be caused by alcohol. We are both regular drinkers but I was shocked as I do not think that we drink to excess!
    Has anyone got any information about this as info on the net is rather sketchy.
     
  2. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,036
    Durham
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
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  4. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,344
    Merseyside
    We've all posted the same fact sheet :D
     
  5. woodbrooklabs

    woodbrooklabs Registered User

    Aug 17, 2015
    45
    Good post, be wondering about my dad and alcohol. Hasn't been diagnosed with anything as yet, but been drinker for about 20 years, maybe 4 nights a week, more recently. Wondered could alcohol be part of the problem. Will read up on these also.

    Thanks
     
  6. Angela T

    Angela T Registered User

    Jul 13, 2014
    187
    France
    When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year, the full diagnosis was "alcohol-related dementia/Alzheimer's".

    I actually found a lot of info on Internet about alcohol related dementia (ARD).
     
  7. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,743
    Female
    London
    The good news is that with this kind of dementia you can partly recover or at least not get worse if you are prepared to stop drinking and watch your diet. So whatever the final diagnosis will be, it might be time to cut down on the alcohol.
     
  8. Angela T

    Angela T Registered User

    Jul 13, 2014
    187
    France
    Yes, I had not made the link - but it's true that since my mother has been in care (8 months), she is not drinking much alcohol, and we have noticed an improvement - sometimes she is really sharp and her memory surprises us !
     
  9. kaiser1

    kaiser1 Registered User

    Aug 25, 2015
    2
    manchester
    just a bit of hope is welcome at the moment!

     
  10. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,786
    Female
    South coast

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