Thursday, 5 July 2012

WHY ALCOHOLISM IS LINKED TO BRAIN DAMAGED DEMENTIA

If there are people who feel that God wants them to change the structures of society, that is something between them and their God. We must serve him in whatever way we are called. I am called to help the individual; to love each poor person. Not to deal with institutions. I am in no position to judge.

Great awareness is all that I preach the rest is every individual's choice, as to drink or smoke I don't stand a minuscule opportunity to tell anyone to abruptly step on the halting pedals, for curiosity's sake alcoholic related dementia exists and the funny part, I don't smoke but smoking has always been a work of art to me, whilst drinking does not represent a means to hell in my view, as and if hell exists.

Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve! Our brain might be the most developed computer ever but like a computer human error can delete our precious memory.

Dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact.

Alcohol surely kills brain cells.
To properly answer this question we must separate light to moderate drinking from heavy drinking. We also need to separate temporary from permanent damage.

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

In general, alcohol doesn’t specifically kill brain cells but alcohol damages the dendrites, the small branches that extend from the cells and receive information. The mechanism of action for intoxication is multifactorial but the end result is the slurred speech, clumsiness, slow reflexes, and loss of inhibition that we associate with being drunk.

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

This damage isn’t permanent in light to moderate usage. This means you can have one to seven drinks a week and be just fine.

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

Heavy alcohol use does clearly cause neurological damage. CT scans of chronic alcoholics can show brain atrophy and studies have shown that heavy use damages retrospective memory.

Whenever you challenge yourself the split in you is clear. There is a part of you that knows what it should do, and a part that does what it feels like doing.

Alcoholism can produce Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome, which is caused by deficiency of the B-vitamin thiamine; alcohol decreases the absorption of this vitamin, and alcoholics also don’t have the healthiest diets. Patients with this condition have symptoms such as confusion, delirium, disorientation, inattention, memory loss, and drowsiness. If thiamine is not given promptly, the syndrome may progress to stupor, coma, and death.

We are the prisoners of too many conflicting ideas.