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Baby Boomers and Alcoholism: Why More Seniors Are Drinking

October 31, 2018 7:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A number of recent studies indicate that the number of people over the age of 60 who are drinking in excess is growing, and growing rapidly. This is an alarming trend; people over 60 years of age are especially vulnerable to the bad health impacts of alcohol, like compromised immune systems, memory loss, reduced liver function and more. There are a number of reasons that seniors are drinking in increasing amounts, though the precise cause of excessive drinking is always personal. A lack of affordable and accessible healthcare is causing some seniors to self-medicate using alcohol; loneliness and changes in... View Article