dementia

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Related to alcoholic dementia: Korsakoff's psychosis, Alcoholic Delirium
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Where `dementia type' is discussed, we have grouped the dementias into Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and `other' dementias, which include alcoholic dementia (13 cases), mixed dementia (three cases), dementia in Parkinson's disease (seven cases), dementia associated with a subdural haematoma (one case) and unspecified types of dementia (14 cases).
Patients with alcoholic dementia also reveal evidence of neuronal damage in the basal ganglia and occipital lobe.
Although alcohol use may be a risk factor for AD, it is difficult to study this relationship because of similarities between alcoholic dementia and AD and because standard diagnostic criteria for alcoholic dementia have not yet been developed.