Risky alcohol consumption can increase at time of retirement — ScienceDaily

Of retiring employees, 12 percent increased their risky drinking at the time of retirement. However, for most people, there was no change in risky level alcohol consumption around the time of retirement: 81 percent sustained healthy drinking during the follow-up, and in 7 percent of the participants risky drinking was constant, although they experienced a slow decline in risky level alcohol consumption after retirement. In the study, the levels for risky drinking were 24 units per week for men and 16 units for women, or passing out due to extreme alcohol consumption.

Source: Risky alcohol consumption can increase at time of retirement — ScienceDaily

I cannot recall passing out from alcohol so I guess I’m OK.

Baby Boomers on a Bender!  Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among older adults — ScienceDaily

Source: Baby boomers on a bender: Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among older adults — ScienceDaily

Grandma too!

Source: An increasing proportion of women who are 60 years of age and older are drinking — ScienceDaily

Emergency Medicine Clinics, August 2016, Volume 34, Issue 3 – Geriatric Emergencies

Source: Emergency Medicine Clinics, August 2016, Volume 34, Issue 3 – Geriatric Emergencies, Pages e25-e37, 435-694

Rather than link each individual article separately I’ve provided a link to the table of contents for this collection on geriatric emergencies.

What underwriter wouldn’t get excited about Evaluation of Syncope in Older Adults.  This is exciting stuff!

 

The Effects of Chronic Heavy Drinking on Brain Function Are Underdiagnosed – WSJ

Also unclear is whether heavy drinking during a person’s teens and 20s, when important brain connections are still forming, has a lasting effect on brain function in later life.

Source: The Effects of Chronic Heavy Drinking on Brain Function Are Underdiagnosed – WSJ

I’m screwed.