On Aging: Family and Alcohol


Recent surveys find as many as ten percent of elderly patients admitted to hospitals show signs of alcohol abuse. Butthe problem is likely much larger because seniors are often skilled at disguising their drinking until a fall or some other medical emergency reveals it.For the adult children of aging alcoholics dealing with their parents drinking can be a heart wrenching experience.Gil Halsted examines the problem in today’s installment of our continuing series on aging om and dad growing old…

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