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alcohol related brain damage

A: Yes.  Ask them to count backwards from 100 to 65 by 7s.  For example, 93, 86, 79, 72, 65!  If they can"t do this, it is very well likely they have experienced brain damage in the form of decreased cognitive abilities... Hope my response was helpful....


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Will past experimentation with drugs lead to permanent brain damage?

A: Dear Reader, Fortunately, in this case it looks like you don`t need to be overly concerned. While the substances you`ve mentioned ecstasy, mushrooms, prescription pills, and alcohol can all alter brain functioning and neurotransmitter activity, infrequent experimentation with them has not been shown to cause long-term brain damage. That being said, they certainly do carry with them short-term effects like insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, changes in respiration and blood pressure, accidents and injuries, and even lethal overdose. Some of these related effects could be long-lasting. It`s also important to keep in mind that experimentation with some drugs can also lead...


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Could these seizures lead to permanent brain damage?

A: Yes of course! Throughout a seizure the brain might not receive adequate oxygen which could lead to brain damage. The alcoholism would also cause brain damage. He needs rehab for alcohol addiction....


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Will past experimentation with drugs lead to permanent brain damage?

A: Dear Reader, Fortunately, in this case it looks like you don''t need to be overly concerned. While the substances you''ve mentioned — ecstasy, mushrooms, prescription pills, and alcohol — can all alter brain functioning and neurotransmitter activity, infrequent experimentation with them has not been shown to cause long-term brain damage. That being said, they certainly do carry with them short-term effects like insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, changes in respiration and blood pressure, accidents and injuries, and even lethal overdose. Some of these related effects could be long-lasting. It''s also important to keep in mind that experimentation with some...


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I can''t be the only one...father with alcohol related dementia..

A: Dear W, My sympathies to you. No you did not do the wrong thing .. he must be put, kept, locked into a place where he cannot get at any alcohol. Although he is only in the first stages of Dementia, it inevitably worsens and he will continue to need the care he has now, plus more. A nursing home may be the answer. If he has long term care insurance, they wil pay for it; if not, it is a daunting proposition. The place my Mom was, on Long Island, NY, cost $11,000 a month. When her money ran out she was finally accepted into Medicaid. If your father is lucky enough to be placed in the kind of facility where my Mom was, he could be quite happy there. They had discussion groups, outings, books, one lady was a talented painter who did oil paintings in her room, those...


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alcohol related passing?

A: She wants serious help. She sounds approaching she''s at the stage where she could be "committed" to a place that would backing her. This will be very traumatic for you, your siblings, and your mother, but it may be the singular chance you hold to keep her alive. You can ask a conservatory counselor for help contained by this, or a local YWCA or Family shelter. YOU need aid, too. This is too much responsibility for one person to rob on. Don''t be ashamed or afraid to ask for help, and don''t have a feeling guilty about trying to retrieve somebody you love. hide the drinksTake adjectives alcohol away from her. Take her to a treatment facility.Wow, that''s a scary situation to be within, and I wish you and your line the best of luck in this. I can''t...


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Will alcohol Be the Death of My Dad?

A: Nicola, I am so sorry for the heart-breaking circumstances alcoholism is creating for your dad, your family and you. It is good that you all can love him for the sick man that he is. What is happening to your dad at the moment could be wet brain or it could be something else more like what you all experienced when he went to the hospital. Without a medical professional examining him, its just too difficult to tell. If I may ask, why isn''t he being seen by a doctor again? I would urge you to make that happen immediately. Additionally, the only way I know to arrest alcoholism is to abstain from drinking completely. I hear you say he will not help himself but I am left wondering if your dad expresses an interest in...


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Does excessive alcohol use erase your mind and if so can it come back?

A: As a recovering alcoholic, I can tell you that I was much smarter in my youth before I drank so darned much. Its regrettable. I still have a good mind but it was much better before all that booze. 1) ''Acute alcohol intoxication via excessive doses generally causes short- or long-term health effects. NMDA receptors start to become unresponsive, slowing areas of the brain they are responsible for. Contributing to this effect is the activity which alcohol induces in the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system. The GABA system is known to inhibit activity in the brain. GABA could also be responsible for the memory impairment that many people experience. It has been...


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alcohol on the brain

A: Dear Reader, Although alcohol is known to slow many actions down, it''s effects and impacts on the brain actually show up pretty quickly. A recent study on rats showed that just two days of binge drinking caused significant effect on area of the brain that controls the sense of smell. damage was shown on other parts of the brain after only four consecutive days of drinking. Because this study was done on rats, it''s hard to say how those findings should be translated in humans. Some scientists speculate this damage may be similar to what happens to humans who drink only on the weekends, as opposed to chronic heavy drinking. Additionally,...


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Could consuming a high volume of alcohol on a daily basis cause memory loss?

A: How many times have you asked this question and "forgotten" that the answer is yes? Uh what was the question I can''t remember? Yes. Along with cirrhosis and kidney problems and a serious alcoholism and gastritis and ulcers and social problems. But yes it can cause memory loss. alcohol in big amount kills neurons from your brain, they never regenerate. You bet it can, amoung other problems ie liver chirosis Sure it can I have drank so much I can''t remember? Oh yeah what was your question again! Yes, kid it can, just go to the local AA meeting in your area and you can see for yourself the tolls of alcohol on your body both mentally and physically can be quite a sight. I have seen...


 
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