Hidden harm? Alcohol and older people in Wales
This briefing paper highlights that although drinking tends to decline with age, this pattern may conceal serious alcohol-related problems amongst some older people.
To make sure older people in Wales receive the support they need to enjoy alcohol healthily, Alcohol Concern is recommending that professionals working with older people need to be aware of alcohol misuse; better joint working is needed between local older people's services and alcohol treatment services; and research is needed into whether current unit guidance and screening methods for alcohol misuse are relevant to older people.
A copy of this briefing is also available in Welsh.