Alcoholism in the Elderly

  • Steven R. Gambert
  • Krishan Lal Gupta
  • Dalton M. Benson
  • Jeffrey Escher
Part of the Contemporary Geriatric Medicine book series (COGM, volume 3)


The demographics of aging in the Western world have not excluded the alcoholic. Persons who suffer from alcoholism currently live longer. In addition, there is a tendency for more individuals to become alcoholic during later life. Although the problem appears to be readily definable, it is often hidden, confused, or neglected. Elderly men who have lost their spouses are particularly at risk and have the highest rate of new alcoholism.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven R. Gambert
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Krishan Lal Gupta
    • 4
  • Dalton M. Benson
    • 5
  • Jeffrey Escher
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Gerontology and Geriatric MedicineDepartment of MedicineValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Aging and Adult DevelopmentNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  3. 3.Westchester County Medical CenterRuth Taylor Geriatric and Rehabilitation InstituteValhallaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of MedicineNew York Medical College, and Ruth Taylor Geriatric and Rehabilitation InstituteValhallaUSA
  5. 5.Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of MedicineNew York Medical College; and Franklin D. Roosevelt Veterans Administration HospitalMontroseUSA
  6. 6.Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of MedicineNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

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