Alcohol and Aging

Alcohol and Aging

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This work reviews the consumption of alcohol in later life and its effects on the elderly. Taking a clinical approach to the problem of alcoholism, the contributors cover the biology and biochemistry of aging alcoholics, cognitive and behavioural effects, diagnosis and epidemiology, and the treatment of alcoholic problems in the elderly.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 635.03g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195080904
  • 9780195080902

Table of contents

I. Diagnosis and Epidemiology; 1. Alcoholic elderly: prevalence, screening, diagnosis, and prognosis; 2. The epidemiology of alcohol use, problems and dependence in elders: a review; 3. Alcohol and medication in the elderly: complex interactions; 4. Comorbidity in elderly alcoholics; 5. Alcohol-related medical disorders of older heavy drinkers; 6. Cognition, aging, and alcohol; 7. Alcohol, aging and genetics; II. Biology and Biochemistry; 8. Ethanol metabolism and intoxication in the elderly; 9. Alcohol, aging, infections and immunity; 10. Age differences in effects of alcohol on brain membrane structure, neurotransmitters and receptors; 11. The effects of aging on the interaction of ethanol with chemical neurotransmission in the brain; III. Treatment of Alcohol Problems; 12. Older alcolics: entry into treatment; 13. Treatment programs for aging alcoholics; 14. Cognitive therapy with elderly alcoholics; 15. Life context, coping responses, and adaptive outcomes: a stress and coping perspective on late-life problem drinking; 16. Treatment of medically ill alcoholics in the primary care setting; IV. Special Groups; 17. Drinking and problem drinking in older women; 18. Elderly homeless alcoholic careers; 19. Black and white older men: alcohol use and abuse; V. Summary; 20. Alcohol and aging: looking ahead
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Review quote

"This topnotch book provides a thorough coverage of alcohol and aging. . . An outstanding asset to the clinician or researcher, providing an up-to-date overview in one volume."--Addiction
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