Excessive alcohol use linked to early-onset dementia risk

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.
The study, published in the journal Lancet Public Health, looked at over 1 million adults released from French hospitals between 2008 and 2013 who were diagnosed with dementia, a clinical syndrome characterized by a progressive deterioration in cognitive ability.
Using data from the French National Hospital Discharge database, the researchers found that alcohol-use disorders were diagnosed in 16.5% of the men with dementia and 4% of the women with dementia — over twice as much as in those without dementia for both sexes.