Alcohol Abuse Warning signs for the Elderly

The following are signs of alcohol or drug-related problems in seniors:

  • Memory trouble after taking alcohol or medicines;
  • Loss of coordination;
  • Change in sleeping/eating habits;
  • Unexplained bruises;
  • Being unsure of themselves;
  • Feeling irritable and sad;
  • Unexplained chronic pain;
  • Wanting to be alone;
  • Failing to bathe or keep clean;
  • Having trouble finishing sentences or concentrating;
  • Difficulty in staying in touch with family and friends;
  • Lack of interest in social activity.

What to do?

Contact Alcoholics Anonymous, or

Speak with your doctor / physician

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