Facts About Aging and Alcohol
Source: National Institute on Aging
This 5-pg NIH AgePage focuses on how drinking can impact the health of older persons and provides specific NIAAA guidelines for what constitutes problematic drinking as well as tips for cutting back or quitting drinking. It describes how alcohol can both increase the risk for certain diseases and worsen existing health conditions. Includes a section on the dangers of mixing alcohol with medicines, a special concern for the elderly.