Korsakoff Syndrome Awareness

Korsakoff Syndrome Awareness

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

Course Length. 3.5 hours


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

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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