Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly

Alcoholism; A problematic pattern of the use of alcoholic beverages often leading to alcohol dependence.

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  • My husband's dementia confused brain has allowed for some new strategies in tackling the alcohol use in our household. It is a daily struggle.

  • Caring for my husband with dementia is complicated by his drinking. Charlie drinks wine to drown his sorrows, making his dementia worse and causing him to fall. But things have changed for the better since I decided to put my foot down.

  • Whether dealing with a difficult personality or addiction, how can you tell the difference between helping and enabling an elderly loved one? A caregiver outlines her strategy for deciding if the assistance being provided is truly helping.

  • Alcoholism is often overlooked in the elderly. Failing to recognize when an aging loved one has a drinking problem can lead to severe health issues and can even endanger others’ well-being.

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