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Alcoholic Dementia

Definition of the noun alcoholic dementia

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  1. dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact

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Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Alcoholic dementia Diagnose F10 7 in ICD 10. A term of variable usage, most commonly implying a chronic or progressive disorder occurring as a result of harmful drinking, characterised by impairment of multiple higher cortical functions , ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology (1999)

by David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador

Alcoholic dementia. A condition of cognitive decline associated with chronic ethanol abuse of approximately 15-20 years duration. Patients tend to display neuropsychological deficits associated with frontal lobe impairment, including ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, alcoholism (leading to alcoholic dementia), and substance abuse. Among the hallucinations occurring in the context of dementia, the ∗visual and ∗auditory ones are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

Toxic-metabolic dementias are seen in cases of prolonged exposure to neurotoxins (alcoholic dementia, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome) or lengthened metabolic disruptions (hepatic encephalopathy, dialysis dementia, chronic hypoxia).

Google previewA Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry (2012)

by D. Leigh, C.M. Pare, J. Marks

Alcoholic dementia is an alcoholic specific dementia and like all dementias is characterized by progressive ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

alcohol abuse cessation behavior alcohol bath alcoholic alcoholic ataxia alcoholic blackout alcoholic cardiomyopathy alcoholic coma alcoholic dementia alcoholic dyspepsia alcoholic fermentation alcoholic hallucinosis alcoholic hepatitis ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

alcoholic dementia [Ar, alkohl + L, de, away, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, & Herbs (1999)

How They Are Best Used to Promote Health and Well Being by Nicola Reavley

Alcoholic dementia may be at least partially reversible with abstinence and good nutrition. Other causes are vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies; these are reversible dementias. In all types of dementia, adequate nutrition may improve ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three-Volume Set, 1- 3 (2010)

Certainly, however, the nervous system damage in both Wernicke encephalopathy and Korsakoff's syndrome differs clearly from that of the other two main alcohol-related disease conditions, affecting the nervous system: alcoholic dementia ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

Also called alcoholic dementia, cerebropathica psychica toxaemia, chronic alcoholic delirium, polyneuritic psychosis. [Sergei S. Korsakoff, Russian neurologist, 18531900] kosher (ko' -sher): Clean or fit to eat according to Judaic dietary laws.

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Medicine (1890)

by Sir James Kingston Fowler

Alcoholic Dementia.—This form presents no special features distinguish; ing it from other forms of dementia, and is treated under the head of INSANITY, ALCOHOLIC. Pathology.—The morbid anatomy of dementia cannot be separated from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychological Medicine (1892)

Giving the Definition, Etymology and Synonyms of the Terms Used in Medical Psychology with the Symptoms, Treatment, and Pathology of Insanity and the Law of Lunacy in Great Britain and Ireland by Daniel Hack Tuke

Alcoholic dementia develops as every other organic dementia. We have mentioned above the complications which may occur in the sphere of the motor functions. We might attribute to this dementia two special characters : its precocity and its ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics (2003)

A Compilation of Jewish Medical Law on All Topics of Medical Interest ... by Avraham Steinberg, Fred Rosner

Korsakoff psychosis, alcoholic dementia, and alcoholic hallucinations. • Stomach and duodenal pain • Cirrhosis of the liver • Hardening of the arteries ( arteriosclerosis) • Abnormalities in heart musculature (car- diomyopathy) • Peripheral nerve ...

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