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Alcohol Awareness Week – more on the risk of developing dementia #AAW2016

Dementia is a broad term used to describe a set of brain disorder symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. There are many different types and causes of dementia which collectively, annually, costs the UK economy £26.3 billion.

The exact relationship between alcohol and dementia is debated. Alcohol, a neurotoxin, can cause damage to nerve cells and blood vessels, leading to brain shrinkage.

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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