Alcohol and ageing:

September 20, 2012

Interesting Panorama programme on television recently about how older people are becoming ever-more likely to suffer from alcohol related illnesses, with hospital admissions of the over 65's up by more than 62% over the past 5 years. In fact, hospitals now see more of this age groups drinking problems than the usual teenage suspects! Whatever the causes, its having a significant and detrimental effect on the quality of peoples lives as they age. We need to better understand what is causing these changes and at the same time engage with it to help people exercise greater choice and control. For me this is a reminder that older people are just as complex as everyone else and just because you are over 65 does not mean you are going to abstain from the social supports that everyone else uses. We have to ensure that support to problem drinkers is age-blind and accessible to all.Alan Hatton-YeoChief Executive


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