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My mom has wernicke-korsakoff syndrome. Any chance of recovery?
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Dr. Vance Harris
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In brief: Loss usually permane
Unlikely that they patient will improve but we may be able to prevent further decline.
Thiamine usually does not improve loss of memory and intellect that occur with korsakoff psychosis. Stopping alcohol use can prevent additional loss of brain function and damage to nerves. Eating a well-balanced, nourishing diet can help, but it is not a substitute for stopping alcohol use.

In brief: Loss usually permane
Unlikely that they patient will improve but we may be able to prevent further decline.
Thiamine usually does not improve loss of memory and intellect that occur with korsakoff psychosis. Stopping alcohol use can prevent additional loss of brain function and damage to nerves. Eating a well-balanced, nourishing diet can help, but it is not a substitute for stopping alcohol use.
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