Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly

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

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  • Dementia, Caregiving and Alcohol Abuse

    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.

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  • Alcohol and the Elderly

    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.

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  • The Difference Between Helping and Enabling an Elderly Loved One

    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.

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  • The Hazards of Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Seniors

    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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