· Written by experts in the field
· Provides evidence for need for increased attention and funding for alcohol and aging issues
· The only current text to examine aging related health outcomes of alcohol use
This book provides a current perspective on alcohol and aging to better understand the trends, costs, benefits, and clinical and community evidenced-based strategies. This book embraces not only the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social health benefits of moderate drinking in the elderly, it also delves into the risks of excessive drinking, including physical and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, medication complications, and accidents and injuries, and loss of independence. Written by experts in the field, this book is the only current text that includes the most current scientific, research, empirical, and practice information alongside a comprehensive review of the status of the field that will help guide alcohol use management and stimulate future research.
Alcohol and Aging is the ultimate resource for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and professionals working with older adults who drink.