The Gender of the Alcoholic Parent

I think we can all agree that alcoholism affects families in many different ways, but a study done explains that how exactly it impacts the children of such families might depend not only on the gender of the children but also upon the gender of the alcoholic parent. There are four types of these relationships,…

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Alzheimer’s and Alcohol Dependence

A study published in Alcohol & Alcoholism has found a significant link between the use of alcohol and the rate of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. “Alcohol use, misuse and dependence cause cognitive impairment. We propose alcohol adds to the cognitive burden seen in dementia through additional mechanisms to neurodegenerative processes” (1). For a while, the…