October 1, 2021

How do you effectively evaluate the elderly for alcohol use disorder? – 09/22/2021

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?myncbishare=dukemlib&dr=abstract&otool=dukemlib&term= 34341027

Keep in mind that in the elderly, alcohol use disorder can be manifest with a variety of symptoms and or findings.  The diagnosis is missed commonly.  Also, we know that the elderly have problems with relatively small amounts of alcohol.  Think about using naltrexone to prevent relapses especially in conjunction with behavioral interventions.