“This is because alcohol damages the part of the brain that controls balance, co-ordination and posture,” the charity explained.
The brain condition can also influence a person’s mood, causing apathy, depression, or irritability.
A diagnosis involves an appointment with the GP, paper-based tests, and a brain scan.
How alcohol damages the brain
Alcohol is a toxin that kills off the brain’s nerve cells and can cause the brain tissue to shrink.