How Heavy Drinking Damages the Brain Chronic alcoholism typically takes a heavy toll on the brain. Exposed to years of heavy drinking, neurons may stop functioning properly and brain tissue can atrophy. In fact, chronic alcoholism is one of the leading causes of dementia, second only to Alzheimer’s disease. In total, an estimated 50 to …∞
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Image via Wikipedia A Case–Control Study of Severe Physical Abuse of Older Adults OBJECTIVES: To characterize the severity and outcome of traumatic injuries suffered by victims of elder abuse, describe the characteristics of the perpetrators, and identify risk factors associated with severe traumatic elder abuse. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one cases of elder abuse resulting in severe traumatic …∞
Tolerance Equals More Consumption for Older Problem Drinkers Adults over age 60 who have alcohol problems tend to drink more than their younger counterparts, probably because they have developed greater tolerance for alcohol, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Science Daily reported that a study found that alcohol-dependent individuals over age 60 consumed an …∞
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Abstract: Current US census estimates predict that by the year 2020, 18% of the population will be 65 years or older. As most adults in this age group have health care needs, it is vital that clinicians are competent in identifying and intervening in the most common health issues among older adults. The article in …∞
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Older Adults Often Exceed Alcohol Consumption Limits Guidelines for “safe” alcohol use among older adults recommend daily limits no more than 2 drinks for men and 1 drink for women, weekly limits no more than 14 drinks for men and 7 drinks for women or a combination no more than 1 drink per day, 7 …∞