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Korsikoff/Alcohol dementia


Registered User
May 28, 2003
I'd like to know if anyone as had any experience of Korsikoff or alcohol dementia?
My Mother suffers with this illness, and was struck down with the sudden onset of such 2 and a half years ago, when she was 52 years old.
Since this time I have struggled to get the adult mental health team to accept that her illness is NOT just because of her alcohol problem, but is infact a form of dementia.
Because I work with ppl with dementia, I know that they are not used to the illness of dementia and basically dont have a clue about it as they refer to the older adult team for such cases.... except my mums!
Anyway I have lots more that I could type, but I would like to hear from anyone else who may be familiar with this illness.
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Registered User
Jul 25, 2005
Have you found any further information?

I too am interested in finding out more about Korsikoff/alcohol-related dementia. Were you able to find any good website links? I will be sure to forward anything I find...