ALCOHOL AND DEMENTIA

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What is Dementia?( I am sure if i asked what is Alcohol, i would have gotten an overwhelming number of responses)

Anyway, back to dementia, the dictionary meaning of dementia is a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders,personality changes and impaired reasoning.

Sounds scary doesn’t it? According to http://www.alzheimers.org dementia is not a specific disease but an overall term for a wide range of symptoms. dementia-595638_960_720

The brain is a very sensitive part of the human body. It is our CPU and by all means we should take care of it. Now knowing how important the brain is, why would you dare put it at risk? Alcohol poses a threat to your CPU, how you might ask, let me explain.

First, Alcohol increases the risk of Dementia. Drinking more increases a person’s risk of developing common types of dementia such as Alzheimer Disease and Vascular Dementia. If a person repeatedly binge drinks or is a heavy drinker, you raise the amount of alcohol in your blood system, and the higher the levels, the higher the risk!

Secondly, there is ARBD(Alcohol Related Brain Disorders) which is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. The terms covers several different conditions, but none of theses are actually dementia, though they have similar symptoms.

Then, there is Alcoholic Dementia, the main cause of ABRD, it is the loss of brain tissue, caused by the toxic effects of alcohol misuse over the years.

In conclusion, the brain is very important and alcohol consumption poses a huge threat to your cognitive functions. Of course, there are other contributors to brain diseases, but we must use preventive measures to ensure we do not put our brains at risk.

STAY SOBER! REMEMBERce0676efd4fbd03719b7160fbbc39e26

 

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