By Alexis Kuerbis, Alison.A. Moore, Paul Sacco, Faika Zanjani

This ebook offers a present point of view on alcohol and getting older to raised comprehend the tendencies, charges, merits, and medical and neighborhood evidenced-based innovations. This ebook embraces not just the actual, cognitive, mental, and social overall healthiness merits of average ingesting within the aged, it additionally delves into the dangers of over the top consuming, together with actual and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, drugs issues, and injuries and accidents, and lack of independence. Written via specialists within the box, this booklet is the single present textual content that comes with the most up-tp-date clinical, study, empirical, and perform info along a entire evaluate of the prestige of the sector that would support consultant alcohol use administration and stimulate destiny study.
Alcohol and getting older is the last word source for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and execs operating with older adults who drink.

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Within the same sample, just over 6 % used tobacco and alcohol together in the last 12 months; however, tobacco use may be decreasing 40 A. Kuerbis et al. among older adults. Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control in 2008 revealed that only 9 % of individuals aged 65 and older reported being current smokers [42]. 8 %. 1 %. This decline is likely due to the rise in smoking and other tobacco use cessation programs and more rigid policies controlling tobacco marketing. Still, prevalence rates of tobacco use disorder are high among older adults.

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