Memory loss. This condition is usually due to thiamine (a b vitamin) deficiency (? Chronic alcoholism) there is recent memory loss with confabulation (a phenomenon when the patient tries to invent events to explain the gap in memory!).
Chronic alcoholics. Who possess thiamine deficiency can develop confusion, disorientation, hallucinations, double vision, jerking of the eyes, imbalance, incoordination, even drowsiness and coma. The korsakoff issues can develop later, with memory loss, loss of organizational skills, apathy, confabulation. The syndrome can be assisted with thiamine replacement, but often the success is suboptimal.