Alcohol Related Dementia
Alcohol-related ‘dementia’ is a type of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD). If a person has alcohol-related ‘dementia’ they will struggle with day-to-day tasks. This is because of the damage to their brain, caused by regularly drinking too much alcohol over many years.
The symptoms of alcohol-related ‘dementia’ can change a lot from person to person. If a person with the condition has a brain scan, it will often show that some areas of the brain have shrunk much more than others. Alcohol particularly affects the frontal lobes of the brain.
Further support for people with problems with alcohol
A range of treatment options are available to help people who have problems with alcohol. Prompt treatment is important for people who develop changes in brain function.
Talk to your doctor for advice and referrals, visit www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz or call 0800 787 797.