Tagged: Older People

NEWS: Northern Ireland: High Costs of Alcohol Problems in Older People

Alcohol problems among older people (over 50 years of age) in Northern Ireland is costing the health service £125 million per year. The data comes from a report by Queen’s University Belfast. It comes as the number of alcohol-related deaths in Northern Ireland reached the highest level since records began in 2001…

NEWS: Italy: Alcohol Major Risk Through Life-course

The Higher Health Institute (ISS) reports youth and older people are most at risk for alcohol harm. Overall 8.6 million Italians are at risk users of alcohol. According to the report, 68,000 alcohol dependent people have been taken into treatment and the most at-risk individuals are young people between the ages of 16 and 17 and older people between 65 and 75 years…

NEWS: Germany: Alcohol Harm Rising in Older People

In Germany, alcohol harm for older people is on the rise. Over a decade from 2007 to 2017 the number of older people between 65 to 84 years treated for acute alcohol intoxication increased by two thirds.The Kaufmännische Krankenkasse (KKH) reports more than 355,500 older people over 65 years suffer due to alcohol harm. The increase in acute alcohol intoxication was even higher for men. Among the 70 to 74-year-olds, it was around 95% and among the 80- to 84-year-olds more than double…

NEWS: WHO: New Guidelines to Prevent Dementia

The WHO has launched new guidelines to prevent dementia. The guidelines promote adopting a healthy lifestyle to reduce dementia risk. Reducing alcohol use and tobacco use are two of the recommendations in the guidelines. WHO launched the new guidelines to counter the threat of a triple increase in dementia over the next 30 years. Today, around 50 million people globally suffer from dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year…

REPORT: Alcohol Harm in Older People: Opportunities and Barriers for Interventions

To be effective, societal approaches need to take into account contexts of risks for alcohol use. The evidence supports a strong social role for consuming alcohol which should be taken into account in any policy development with the potential benefits of social participation for cognitive health. Approaches to reducing alcohol use in older people need to avoid paradoxical harm, with a need for approaches that reduce harm from using alcohol but retain the benefit of socializing…

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Harm Growing Among Older People

Older people are increasingly using alcohol in order to cope with life difficulties including retirement, bereavement and loneliness, a new report found.
The study also shows that people 50 years of age and older were turning to alcohol due to feeling like a failure, depressed and downhearted. The research highlighted that these factors have led one in five to use alcohol as a solution to their problems. People who suffered from these issues are four times more likely to become a high-risk alcohol consumers.