Dementia symptoms: Five warning signs indicative of alcohol-related brain deterioration

“This is because alcohol damages the part of the brain that controls balance, co-ordination and posture,” the charity explained.

The brain condition can also influence a person’s mood, causing apathy, depression, or irritability.

A diagnosis involves an appointment with the GP, paper-based tests, and a brain scan.

How alcohol damages the brain

Alcohol is a toxin that kills off the brain’s nerve cells and can cause the brain tissue to shrink.


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