Dementia and Alcohol
Dementia patients are often depressed, anxious, frustrated and confused. Plus, the disease makes it harder to control impulses, communicate emotions or to think rationally as it progresses. That puts dementia patients at risk to abuse alcohol. Learn the warning signs that your elderly loved one is abusing alcohol, and what you can do about it.
Articles About Dementia And Alcohol
- We Learn to Accept or Ignore the Things Our Patients Say and Do
A dementia patient's idiosyncrasies can be rather puzzling. As caregivers, we must learn to go with the flow and pick our battles carefully.
- Alcohol and the Elderly Update
With the help of non-alcoholic beverages, Charlie's drinking habits have been reined in, yielding positive effects. That doesn't mean there haven't been some bumps in the road along the way, though.
- Remember the One Drink Rule
Alcohol can affect the elderly in different, more profound ways than it effects younger people. Unfortunately, Charlie enjoys wine a little bit too much.
- Alcohol and the Elderly
Charlie drinks wine to drown his sorrows, making his dementia worse and causing him to fall. But things have changed for the better since I decided to put my foot down.
- The Perfect Pairing: A Glass of Wine and a Reduced Risk for Dementia
Having a daily glass of wine may help you retain your memories. A new study has been published that links alcohol consumption with a reduced risk of dementia in elderly people.
- What is Multi-Infarct Dementia?
Multi-infarct dementia is often caused by caused by numerous small strokes in the brain and significantly impairs an elder's memory.