alcoholic dementia

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Related to alcoholic dementia: Korsakoff's psychosis, Alcoholic Delirium
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Noun1.alcoholic dementia - dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
dementedness, dementia - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
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Alcoholic dementia, or ARD, a currently preferred term, remains a controversial diagnosis because of confounding syndromes such as WE and HE.
Other neuropsychiatrie conditions associated with chronic heavy drinking are: Wernicke's encephalopathy, Korsakoffs psychosis, alcoholic dementia, cerebellar degeneration, central pontine myelinolysis, alcoholic amblyopia, alcoholic pellagra encephalopathy and peripheral neuropathy.
Alcoholic Dementia (AD), a term introduced in the early 1970's (Boeke, 1970, Mallinson & Hoffbrand, 1974).