Korsakoff's syndrome


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Korsakoff's syndrome

[′kȯr·sə‚kȯfs ‚sin‚drōm]
(psychology)
A form of amnesic-confabulatory syndrome characterized by confusion, loss of memory, retrograde amnesia with compensatory confabulation, and polyneuritis; seen in chronic alcoholism and other cases of vitamin B deficiency. Also known as Korsakoff's neurosis; Korsakoff's psychosis.
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Destination memory in Korsakoff's syndrome. Alcohol Clin Exp Res.
Hippocampal volume deficits in alcoholic Korsakoff's syndrome. Neurology 61 (12): 1716-1719, 2003.
Alcoholism can disrupt memory functioning well before incurring the profound amnesia of Korsakoff's syndrome. For example, associative memory - used in remembering face-name associations - can be impaired in alcoholics.
Alcoholic Korsakoff's Syndrome: An Information Processing Approach to Amnesia.
If remain untreated leads to Korsakoff's syndrome which involves significant Retrograde and Anterograde amnesia.
But Brighton-based Potens, which runs the unit, now wants permission to house 21 people with mental health problems including schizophrenia, as well as 20 people with Korsakoff's Syndrome.
Mrs McDonald, who suffers from Korsakoff's syndrome, a form of Alzheimer's that can cause short-term memory loss, disorientation and confusion, was labelled a "tramp" by carer Rachel Pritchard in secret camera footage.
Cerebellar neurocognition and Korsakoff's syndrome: an hypothesis.
WE results from inadequate intake or absorption of thiamine (vitamin B1) coupled with continued carbohydrate ingestion and can lead to the development of Korsakoff's syndrome (KS).
The sequelae of thiamine deficiency, including Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's syndrome, are serious and in some cases irreversible.
However as this progresses the permanent dementia-like illness called Korsakoff's syndrome takes over.