... My dad has this and we are on day 80 of intensive care. He has almost no short term memory and the part of the brain that deals with coughing was also affected so we are having serious respiratory issues, he now has a trach. Everyone just keeps saying he needs more time but the reality is that his medicare days are running out and he's no where near able to go home. This all came from having his hip replaced so that was never rehabbed and has turned into he can't walk. I'm dealing with all this on my own, he has been placed out of town due to the trach care he needs. Why is this horrible disease seem to be kept so quite? if I only knew then what I know now
Wernickes is disease caused by thiamine insufficiency. it is caused by a thiamine insufficiency, most often because of alcoholism. He will probably have to go to a nursing home for a time. Are they giving him thiamine supplement? Here is some info--- healthline.com/health/wernicke-korsakoff-syndrome#Causes3
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