‘Hidden’ Alcohol Abuse Among Older People Revealed
ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2012) — A study has uncovered a growing drink problem among older people and researchers are now urging the Government to review its UK health strategy to support society’s “invisible addicts”.
The University of Sunderland and Newcastle University, in collaboration with Age UK and South of Tyne and Wear PCT, have been assessing the extent of alcohol abuse among the older generation in the region which often results from big changes such as retirement, bereavement, feelings of boredom, loneliness and depression.
The news comes as Joan Bakewell, the Government’s former voice of older people investigates the problem and confronts her own social drinking habits for the BBC’s Panorama programme on Monday, September 10. Read More…