Heavy drinking can affect brain health, as well as being linked with cancer, stroke, heart disease and liver disease – another good reason to follow the government’s recommendations of drinking less than 14 units and having several drink-free days each week.
Long-term heavy drinking is also known to cause specific forms of dementia, including Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.
Not sure how much you’re drinking? You can check your intake with Alcohol Change UK’s unit calculator or speak to your GP for advice and support.
Information on this page does not replace any advice that doctors, pharmacists or nurses may give you. If you have more questions about dementia and research, our Infoline can help. Call us on 0300 111 5 111 or click here to find out more.