Audio and Video Resources

Older people’s drinking a cause for concern

Britain’s hidden alcoholics

The focus on teen and twenty-something boozing masks a growing issue of older people who are being admitted to hospital with alcohol-related conditions.

The risk of alcohol misuse in older people

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9519000/9519482.stm

 

‘Do I drink too much?’ – Joan Bakewell – BBC News

Panorama reporter Joan Bakewell examines the issue of alcohol abuse among the elderly

 

Overage drinkers: BBC radio documentary by Leala Padmanabhan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b064ygls

 

These videos outline the extent of the problem and why we should be concerned about drinking in older people

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16442026
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Alcohol risks for over 60s

An expert explains alcohol’s effects on the body and the risks of high alcohol consumption for older people.

 

How alcohol dependence can creep up on you in later life

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/alcoholuse/alcoholandaging/01.html