Dementia is a term doctors use to describe a decline in mental/intellectual capacity that significantly impairs a person’s ability to participate in everyday events and routines. By itself, the term does not define a specific medical condition; instead, it refers to the symptoms that indicate a loss of mental capacity. Over time, excessive alcohol intake makes changes in the brain that lay the groundwork for the eventual appearance of dementia symptoms. As a result, alcoholics can develop a disorder called alcohol-induced persisting dementia. Lack of proper nutrition in an alcoholic can also lead to the onset of another condition, called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, which also produces dementia symptoms.
Adolescence and the years of young adulthood are typically carefree and sometimes a bit haphazard. But what many young people often don’t see is that decisions made in youth often have consequences that follow into the later years.
We are currently living in a culture of binge drinking, according to a recent health article. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has recently released some alarming statistics for the demographics of binge drinking in the U.S.
When a student enters college, they are faced with a new level of independence. Often included in their experiences as a freshman are opportunities to consume alcohol at parties. Many individuals drink during their college years and then go on to taper off consumption as they begin a career and a family.
According to a recent article, your emotional memory may remain intact at the time of alcohol intoxication but a study shows the intoxication may impair your ability to recall explicit images. The study examined the two different kinds of memory: implicit and explicit.
Binge drinking is most popular among 18 to 34 year olds. This may be an instance where you don’t drink much on a regular basis, but when you do, you end up getting intoxicated or make decisions you normally would not had you been sober.
There’s a new tool for law enforcement to use in the crackdown on drunk driving, and this test may keep some drivers out of jail.
As children develop into adolescents, they naturally feel the urge to experiment with new things. Growth and discovery are a healthy part of aging, but not all new things are healthy. Many adolescents are having their first alcoholic drinks when they are only 12 years old, and researchers are finding that teens who experiment with one risky behavior, like drinking or drugs, are more likely to experiment with other risky behaviors like unprotected sex.
Drinking prior to reaching the legal age has less to do with enjoying the taste or even the experience than it does with the peer pressure involved. Regardless of the reasons, however, kids are consuming alcohol and winding up in the hospital as a result.
Drinking games are causing more problems than alcohol itself. The finds of a new study in a recent news article, are showing that individuals considered to be light to moderate drinkers are getting into big trouble at school and with law following drinking games.