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Alcoholic Dementia

I was earlier going through all my paperwork which I haven't done in a while. I came across a medical certificate (Sicknote) that I think I photocopied it. It was dated December 2013 so as I was technically still employed. But during that period things are a bit hazy in fact it seems like a different life now. Anyway one of the reasons for being absent from work said Alcoholic Dementia. Now I cannot remember anybody in the medical profession telling me this,or if they did I cannot remember. Does anyone have any information about this condition. I was told I suffered brain damage due to oxygen deficiency which affects my short term memory and sometimes bouts of confusion. I don't think this is the same thing

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That would be korseakoffs whitch is a form of Alzheimer's speffic to alcoholism. so if you are not an an alcoholic then that would be wrong! Hugs hope that helped xxx


Hi Jimbo,

Were you treated for thiamine/B1 deficiency ? Click on this link for info ; alcoholrehab.com/alcoholism...

I remember being asked repeatedly in hospital about alcohol intake ( suspected Encephalitis ) but not relevant to me as only an occasional drinker-perhaps my B1 tested low,who knows,hospitals tell you nowt ! How are you doing now ? x


I seem to be improving. Then some days I feel I am going backwards


This is absolutely normal for recovery,Jim.We tend to do more on the good days,not always realising that we have overdone it.The fatigued brain responds by displaying a worsening of symptoms.It is known as 'boom and bust'.I was guilty of this a lot in the beginning-it is hard to restrain yourself and limit activities when you are feeling good-then you get the payback and are rough for a day or so.After a while you learn how to balance your energy . I plan a quiet day or two following a more than usual energetic activity (like a trip or night out) so I can recharge my flat battery.I hope the sleep problems are improving too : )


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