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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Memantine, an antagonist with low affinity for the NMDA receptor which is recommended for degenerative dementia, has shown promising results in patients with alcoholic dementia, with improvements in overall cognitive function and quality of life, and a reduction in behavioral disorders.
Alcoholic dementia, or ARD, a currently preferred term, remains a controversial diagnosis because of confounding syndromes such as WE and HE.
Our clinical impression was alcoholic dementia with coprophagia.