New Publication: “Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help” – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Older adults may become more sensitive to alcohol. Dr. Marie Bernard, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging, explains how an alcohol problem in an older individual may be hard to recognize.
Dr. Bernard: It’s a hidden problem because many times people have continued to drink as they did when they were younger and they donít recognize that itís a problem. Itíll present with falls, or may present with problems with memory; and they think, their family thinks, even their doctor thinks, that itís related to some of the problems that occur with aging.
Narrator: For more about older adults and alcohol, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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