Research and Reports
S, Haines A, Bulpitt C, Fletcher A. Patterns and determinants
of alcohol consumption in people aged 75 years and older: results
from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people
in the community. Age Ageing. 2004;33:170-177.
Bond GE, Burr R, Rice MM, McCurry SM, Graves AB, Teri L, Bowen JD,
McCormick WC, Larson EB. Alcohol, aging, and cognitive performance:
a cross-cultural comparison. J Aging Health. 2003;15:371-90.
H, Chin AV, Cunningham C, Lawlor B. Alcohol use disorders in
elderly peopleredefining an age old problem in old age.
and Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults - Older Adults and
Mental Health Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
S, Sorrel MF. Effects of alcohol consumption on bone metabolism
in elderly women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;72:1073.
PB, Gallagher CJ, Balhorn KE, Ryschon KL. Alcohol intake and bone
metabolism in elderly women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;72:1206-1213.
M, Marin DB. Substance abuse in older adults: An overview. Geriatrics.
S, King AC. Alcohol consumption in older adults: a comparison
of two assessment methods.
J Appl Gerontol. 2000;19:138-150.
Abuse and Alcoholism (October 2000). For professionals,
this fact sheet spells out the dietary and medical concerns
related to alcoholism.
in the Elderly.
consumers, this article defines alcoholism, common consequences
of alcohol use and abuse, and two sensitive questionnaires for
diagnosing alcoholism are CAGE items and The Michigan Alcoholism
Screening Test-Geriatric Version (MAST-G).