Alcohol use in older adults is a growing and under-recognized issue. Older adults are at higher risk of alcohol-related complications due to underlying comorbidities, frailty, and polypharmacy. High-risk alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD) are often missed among older patients. We present two recent studies on screening older patients for alcohol use. Older adults have unique needs and require a specialized approach to screening.
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"Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Journal Club: Screening for High-Risk Alcohol Use Among Older Adults in the Emergency Department,"
Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Vol. 4:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://institutionalrepository.aah.org/jgem/vol4/iss2/3
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