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Functioning of Individuals with Korsakoff Syndrome: A Pilot Study of Supported Group Living in Northern Ireland

Functioning of Individuals with Korsakoff Syndrome: A Pilot Study of Supported Group Living in... As rates of dangerous drinking increase, services must improve their understanding of the needs of people with alcohol‐related brain damage such as Korsakoff syndrome (KS). This study looked at indications of change in key functioning areas for four people with KS living in a new supported living environment. The research highlighted the individualised and complex needs of people with KS and suggests that three specific factors may influence changes in functioning. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

Functioning of Individuals with Korsakoff Syndrome: A Pilot Study of Supported Group Living in Northern Ireland

Mental Health Review Journal , Volume 13 (2): 8 – Jun 1, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1361-9322
DOI
10.1108/13619322200800010
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Abstract

As rates of dangerous drinking increase, services must improve their understanding of the needs of people with alcohol‐related brain damage such as Korsakoff syndrome (KS). This study looked at indications of change in key functioning areas for four people with KS living in a new supported living environment. The research highlighted the individualised and complex needs of people with KS and suggests that three specific factors may influence changes in functioning.

Journal

Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2008

Keywords: Korsakoff syndrome; Alcohol‐related brain injury; Supported living; Rehabilitation; Functioning

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