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How can I help a senior with an alcohol problem?

Anthony Cirillo
Geriatric Medicine
If you suspect an senior is having difficulty controlling alcohol consumption, offer support and maintain a non-judgmental attitude. The psychological effects of aging can play a major role in problem drinking among the elderly, according to researchers. A senior with a drinking problem may be lonely or depressed, and they need your help and compassion.

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