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

Christine Irvine (Praxis Care, Belfast)
Sonia Mawhinney (Praxis Care, Belfast)

Mental Health Review Journal

ISSN: 1361-9322

Article publication date: 1 June 2008

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.

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Irvine, C. and Mawhinney, S. (2008), "Functioning of Individuals with Korsakoff Syndrome: A Pilot Study of Supported Group Living in Northern Ireland", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 16-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/13619322200800010

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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