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Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome

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Question: Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome can this turn into Alzheimer's? My Mom was diagoned with Wernecke about 7 years ago, she other wise was a healthy active 52 yr old. My grandmom moved in with her and a full time helper, over the years she has slowly gotten worse with memory etc. But just this last weeks, she has gotten aggressive witht he helper and her speech is completely garbled most of the times. Her doctor, seems to think its progressing . She was on Aracept, but they took her off after she started behaving aggressive Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: Symptoms include mental confusion, vision impairment, stupor, coma, hypothermia, hypotension, and ataxia. Korsakoff's amnesic syndrome-a memory disorder-also results from a deficiency of thiamine, and is associated with alcoholism.. The doctors seems to think thats it...There is nothing ese no other treatment that will help. Anyone has had this experience.? Any advise appreciated...

Answer: Wernicke Encephaly is a deterioration of the brain usually seen in patients who have had excessive alchohol consumption or thamine defiency. But can be caused by other factors. This is a tough disease to deal with and gradual loss of all functions happens. Yes they can get aggressive, speech is affected. You will see Alzheimer like symptoms as the same areas of the brain are affected. Your Dr. may not be aware that you can help reduce the degeneration and symptoms with the stress reduction therapies in Quantum Biofeedback.

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