What is Alcohol-Related ‘Dementia’?


In short, alcohol-induced dementia is a type of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD).Those who suffer from ‘dementia’ following heavy drinking will be unable to perform daily tasks. It occurs because of the long-term effects of excessive alcohol consumption on their brains.

Memory loss and difficulty thinking things through are possible symptoms. They could struggle with more complex tasks, such as budgeting. Symptoms may pose difficulties in everyday living. For instance, the individual may be unable to prepare a meal.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol-Related Dementia?

The following are examples of symptoms:

  • Being able not to keep concentrated on a task without getting sidetracked
  • Difficulties with problem-solving, organization, and planning
  • Difficulties with goal-setting, judgment, and decision-making
  • Not being motivated to do tasks or activities (including those that are necessary, such as eating or drinking).
  • Not gaining a grasp of how others think and feel (their behavior may seem insensitive or uncaring).

The signs and symptoms of ‘dementia’ caused by drinking vary greatly from person to person. A brain scan of a person with the illness will often reveal that some parts of the brain have shrunk significantly more than others. The frontal lobes of the brain are more vulnerable to alcohol.

Find Out How to Prevent Dementia Caused by Drinking Right Now.

The best thing you can do right now to lower your risk of long-term alcohol-related health problems is to quit drinking. Consult a physician about treatment options, which may include the following:

  • Counseling to assist you in better managing your emotions and to develop new coping skills
  • Family counseling to assist you in making amends and gaining family support
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and other support groups
  • Medical attention for any alcoholism-related health problems 

Treatment for Alcohol Addiction at Taylor Recovery Centre

Detox is the first step in our alcoholism treatment program at Taylor Recovery Centre. If done incorrectly, alcohol detox can be harmful, even fatal. We have medically supervised staff on hand throughout the day, to assure our clients’ safety while detoxing.

We also provide medically assisted detox, which involves our experts using tightly monitored medicine to alleviate the agony of alcohol withdrawal—this aids in client stabilization and rehabilitation. Various kinds of care, including inpatient and sober-living options, are available depending on the severity of the addiction.

Our alcohol use disorder treatment includes a combination of the following, albeit it varies significantly depending on the client:

  • Counseling on an individual basis
  • Treatments that are based on evidence
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Groups for skill development and education
  • Planning for post-treatment assistance
  • If necessary, therapy for co-occurring disorders (mental health)

Taylor Recovery Center in Houston, Texas, Can Help You Right Now.

Allowing addiction to rule your life is a bad idea. At Taylor Recovery Center we can assist you in overcoming your addiction and regaining control over your life. As a result, if you or a loved one is having problems with alcohol, you should get medical help as soon as possible. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcoholism, you deserve to be treated in a high-quality facility.