The elderly are now one of the fastest growing dangerous drinkers and Kiwi people are more likely to drink alcohol than those aged over 9 years old who are over 50 years old.
In a statement, APSAD Auckland reviewed the international survey data and found that evidence suggests that dangerous drinking is a major concern of the health population, as an estimate of the number of elderly people varying from 1 to 20 years of age.
In New Zealand, 40% of the elderly are dangerous drinkers, and drinkers over 50 drink more often than elderly people in nine countries, including England, Russia, the United States, Mexico and China.
Andy Towers, a professor of health sciences at Massey University, says, "The worldwide baby boomers are drinking more than the older generation and drinking a lot of harm.
"We need to take action now to reduce the dangerous rate of alcohol intake in this group, to maintain health, and to reduce our dependence on care."
Studies have shown that alcoholics in older age present a unique set of challenges for clinicians and health professionals, particularly because of their physiological sensitivity. Joint health status; The use of medicines that can interfere with alcohol; High risk of alcohol-related mental health problems; Alcohol-related injuries and deaths.
Researchers also found that many elderly people are escaping the crack because of lack of use of inappropriate tools to ignore major health concerns, as well as specific training on how health professionals identify key risks to seniors, despite frequent GP visits I have noticed the risk.
Dr David Newcombe, director of the Center for Addiction Research at the University of Auckland, said, "Many seniors and their GPs feel uncomfortable about using alcohol, and many people do not understand what standard drinks are and what low risk guidelines are. And a lot of labor is needed on the premise that many drinks are beneficial to you. "
Dr Adrienne Withall of the Department of Health and Community Affairs of the UNHCR says: "Older drinkers may be hard to participate, but doctors should do better to build trust and trust before asking about alcohol use.
"The old people should send a message to the outside that they should ideally limit drinking as one standard drink per two alcoholic beverages a week," he said. "Unfortunately, I do not think there is a safe drinking level for people with dementia."