alcoholic dementia


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Related to alcoholic dementia: Korsakoff's psychosis, Alcoholic Delirium

alcoholic dementia

A form of toxic dementia in which there is loss of memory and problem-solving ability after many years of alcohol abuse.
See also: dementia
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Alcoholic Dementia (AD), a term introduced in the early 1970's (Boeke, 1970, Mallinson & Hoffbrand, 1974).
Patients with alcoholic dementia also reveal evidence of neuronal damage in the basal ganglia and occipital lobe.
Alcoholism is associated with extensive cognitive problems (Evert and Oscar-Berman 1995), including alcoholic dementia (Smith and Atkinson 1997).