Series of Blogs on Alcohol and Older People

A series of blogs on alcohol and older people since January 2016 can be found below

08/01/2016

The Government Is Changing the Drinking Guidelines – Can That Be Good For Us?                                                                                          

The Government Is Changing the Drinking Guidelines – Can That Be Good For Us?

In 2007, the Sunday Times suggested that UK limits on recommended limits were “really plucked out of the air… it was sort of an intelligent guess by a committee.” If you go out onto the street and ask how much it is safe to drink, you will probably be faced with a few shrugged shoulders and even more replies of “as much as I want, so mind your own business”.

04/05/2016

Is Alcohol Now the Scourge of Older People and Younger Women?

Is Alcohol Now the Scourge of Older People and Younger Women?

On 5 May 2016, Public Health England publishes its annual statistics for alcohol related hospital admissions for England. Traditionally the scourge of younger and middle-aged men, we have seen a very different picture from alcohol related deaths, the data for which was published earlier this year.

 

 

20/09/2016

The Growing Number Of Older People Being Treated For Alcohol Dependence Is All Over Us Like A Rash

The Growing Number Of Older People Being Treated For Alcohol Dependence Is All Over Us Like A Rash

Each year that goes by, it is always a pleasant surprise to find something new to back up what has become irrefutable evidence. In this case, it is that older people of the ‘Baby Boomer’ Generation continue with hedonistic lifestyles into their later years well beyond that seen with any previous generation.

 

 

 

 

 

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