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Older people and alcohol. John Reading, Chief Executive. Who are the older drinkers. The early onset drinker or survivor; Late onset drinkers or reactors; Intermittent or binge drinkers. Evidence. More older people are reporting drinking at increasing risk levels;

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older people and alcohol

Older people and alcohol

John Reading, Chief Executive

who are the older drinkers
Who are the older drinkers
  • The early onset drinker or survivor;
  • Late onset drinkers or reactors;
  • Intermittent or binge drinkers.
evidence
Evidence
  • More older people are reporting drinking at increasing risk levels;
  • Increasing risk means more than recommended guidelines;
  • Increasing risk leads to higher risk of high blood pressure, liver problems, some cancers, falls, accidents, cognitive impairment.
why highlight
Why highlight?
  • Maintaining healthy lifestyles for older people;
  • Quality of life issues;
  • Older drinkers may become vulnerable.
services for older people
Services for older people
  • Alcohol services are not geared to older drinkers;
  • BUT we can be;
  • We want to work with you to identify how best to do this;
  • Please contact me on 01323 433163;
  • Or my colleague, Jo Utting, Senior Nurse, on 01323 712000.