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Senior Drinking on the Rise: What You Need to Know

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KEY POINTS

In ‘What’s Trending’, host Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest MHTN Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Bober discuss a concerning public health issue – the increase in alcohol consumption among older Americans.

Loneliness and Isolation

Older adults may turn to alcohol to cope with loneliness. Strong social connections are crucial for both mental and physical wellbeing.

Health Risks

Alcohol can interact with medications commonly taken by seniors and increase the risk of falls or injuries.

The Importance of Support

Family members, especially daughters, can play a crucial role in checking in on older adults, encouraging healthy activities, and offering support if they notice a problem with alcohol use.

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