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

This e-book offers a present point of view on alcohol and getting older to raised comprehend the developments, bills, advantages, and scientific and neighborhood evidenced-based options. This ebook embraces not just the actual, cognitive, mental, and social wellbeing and fitness merits of average consuming within the aged, it additionally delves into the hazards of over the top ingesting, together with actual and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, drugs problems, and injuries and accidents, and lack of independence. Written by way of specialists within the box, this ebook is the single present textual content that comes with the most up-tp-date clinical, examine, empirical, and perform info along a accomplished overview of the prestige of the sector that would aid advisor alcohol use administration and stimulate destiny study.
Alcohol and getting older is the final word source for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and execs operating with older adults who drink.

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Edu © Springer International Publishing AG 2016 A. Kuerbis et al. 1007/978-3-319-47233-1_3 35 36 A. Kuerbis et al. At present, very little research exists on alcohol use and comorbid disorders among older adults, and as a result, there is a paucity of information related to prevalence, differential diagnosis, and treatment of such disorders for this population. Furthermore, results of epidemiological studies tend to be delayed in publication sometimes by 10 years or more. Thus, the most current information on older adults, AUD, and comorbid disorders has yet to be published.

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Among alcohol users, this risk is reversed. One unequivocal finding regarding drinking patterns and associated risks among older adults relates to marital status among older adults.  In a national survey, adults over 50 who were formerly married (widowed, divorced, or separated) were 50 % more likely to be at-risk drinkers and 60 % more likely to be binge drinkers than currently married persons [67]. Again, it should be noted that some of the risk associated with divorce in particular may arise from the idea that older adults who are divorced are 24 % more likely to current drinkers than currently married persons [36].

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