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Old Age and Alcohol

Alcohol and Alzheimer's/ dementia - last updated May 2017

SUMMARY PAPER: Alcohol consumption and the elderly, do adult responsible drinking guidelines apply?
by Dr Erik Skovenborg, The Scandinavian Medical Alcohol Board

A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective associations between alcohol consumption and incident frailty (Dec 2017)
Non-linear association between alcohol and incident frailty among community-dwelling older people (Dec 2017)
Sex differences in the association of alcohol with cognitive decline and brain pathology in a cohort of octogenarians (Dec 2017)
Moderate alcohol intake may reduce, not increase, the risk of falls in the elderly (Aug 2017)
A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective associations between alcohol consumption and incident frailty (Aug 2017)
Concurrent use of alcohol interactive medications and alcohol in older adults (August 2017)
Alcohol drinking patterns and risk of functional limitations in two cohorts of older adults (May 2017)
C-reactive protein level partially mediates the relationship between moderate alcohol use and frailty (Sept 2016)

Alcohol consumption in very old age and its association with survival – moderation, once again is key! (Feb 2016)

Relationship of moderate alcohol intake and type of beverage with health behaviours and quality of life in elderly subjects (Feb 2016)
Alcohol consumption and physical functioning among middle-aged and older adults in Central and Eastern Europe (Sep 2014)
Influence of individual and combined healthy behaviours on successful aging (Jan 2013)
Higher levels of alcohol intake may increase risk of age-related macular degeneration, with no effect from moderate drinking (Sep 2012)

Impact of alcohol use on mortality in the elderly (Feb 2012)

Alcohol intake and ‘successful ageing’ (Dec 2011)

Alcohol drinking in the elderly: Risks and benefits  (Sep 2011)

Alcohol intake and bone status in elderly Japanese men (Sep 2011)
Drinking patterns and the development of functional limitations in older adults  (Sep 2011)
Moderate alcohol consumption at midlife and successful survival in women at age 70 years and older (Jan 2011)
Moderate alcohol intake is associated with lower risk of total mortality than are either abstinence or heavy drinking for older adults (Nov 2010)
Alcohol and ageing – can we continue to drink?
by Creina Stockley, Health and Regulatory Information Manager, The Australian Wine Research Institute (Nov 2010)
Moderate drinking in the elderly is associated with lower total mortality  (Oct 2010)