Study finds older Americans are drinking more
December 5, 2017
As people age, they tend to grow more sensitive to alcohol’s effects on balance, attention, reaction time, and driving skills. In addition, people 65 and older generally are prescribed more medications, and the potential for adverse health effects from alcohol-medication interactions can increase. Such issues are an emerging public health concern underscored by a recent report that found Americans over age 60 are drinking more than they were 20 years ago.