Korsakoff Syndrome Awareness

Half day course suitable for staff supporting people living with Korsakoff Syndrome.

Introduction

Korsakoff’s syndrome (KS) is a brain disorder usually associated with heavy alcohol consumption over a long period. Although Korsakoff’s syndrome is not strictly speaking a dementia people with the condition experience loss of short-term memory. This course outlines the causes, symptoms and treatment of the syndrome. This course also explains the possible relationship between Korsakoff’s syndrome and ‘alcohol related dementia’ (ARD).

Course Contents

  • Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Wernickes Encephalopathy
  • Cause & Treatment
  • Korsakoff’s Symptoms
  • Affect on the Liver
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Alcohol related brain damage
  • Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Alcoholic Dementia
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Marchiafava – Bignami Disease
  • Central Pontine Myelinolysis
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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