Researchers have declared that one in five people over 65 years of age who drink is consuming an “unsafe” level of alcohol. The experts also warned that GPs were “less attuned” to drinking problems among elderly people.
This is according to the BBC which revealed that analysis of health records in London found that heavier drinkers tended to be male and relatively affluent.
For older people, the report said, drinking more than the recommended amount carried an additional risk of confusion and falls.
Well the National guidelines has advised that no more than 14 units of alcohol a week for women and 21 units a week for men should be permitted. http://www.bbc.com/news/health