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Late-onset alcohol abuse may signal dementia


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Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Reuters Health - 18/04/2022 -Late-onset alcohol abuse (LO-AA) - i.e., starting to abuse alcohol after age 40 - may be a presenting symptom of dementia, especially behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), a retrospective study suggests.  "The research project was conducted because we were seeing patients being referred to us for an evaluation of dementia 'in the setting of being alcoholics,'" Dr. Georges Naasan of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City told Reuters Health by email. "However, upon evaluation, those patients were found to never have abused alcohol until their disease started."  "When you see patients who did not ha...


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