How does alcohol affect Alzheimer's?
How does alcohol affect Alzheimer's and memory loss? Dad insists Mom have a glass of wine with me when I come to visit.
Persons who have Alzheimer's disease are more sensitive to effects of alcohol. However, there is not a specific effect of alcohol on memory if people do not abuse alcohol and do not develop vitamin B defficiency. One glass of wine a day may be actually good for your mother because small amounts of alcohol were shown to decrease the risk of heart attack and possibly also a stroke.
From a layman's perspective, I am gald to see Dr. Volicer's advice. I hope someone offers me a glass of wine if I ever have Alzheimers!
When my dad has an alcoholic beverage, he will have dilusions and hallucinations. So now I keep all of those type of beverages out of the house.