Posted by Falcon
on September 15, 2000 at 18:14:16:
In Reply to: Re: Alzheimer's Disease and alchohol posted by padiwak999 on August 07, 2000 at 13:29:54:
: : At a recent talk I attended, a neurologist reported that Ronald Reagan's dementia was more like an alchohol induced dementia than true Alzheimer's. The neurologist referred to the long time course of Reagan's illness as being atypical. He also said one or two drinks a day for forty years can produce dementia. Is this possible?
: I've never heard of "alcohol induced dementia" before. Do you remember more specifics about this kind of condition? I thought a drink or two a day is supposed to be good for you (for heart). Maybe it's a combination of drinking and a particular physical condition or genotype. If you could post more info on what you heard at the talk you attended that'd be great.
My Mother's journey has been catastrophic, heart breaking, numbing, I can go on and on.
Possibly 15 years from the first changes and slight signs.
I've talked to caregivers at the facility where my Mother resides, and I agree that alcohol consumption
over a period of time definitely can contribute to this disease. A majority of the residents in this
facility consumed significant quanitities of alcohol prior to being diagnosed.