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Title Alcohol and aging / edited by Thomas Beresford, Edith Gomberg
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  618.976861 Ber/Aaa  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contributors -- I. Diagnosis and Epidemiology -- 1. Alcoholic Elderly: prevalence, screening, diagnosis, and prognosis, Peter Beresford -- 2. The epidemiology of alcohol use, problems and dependence in elders: a review, Kathleen K. Bucholz, Yvette I. Sheline, and John E. Helzer -- 3. Alcohol and medications in the elderly: complex interactions, Madhu R. Korrapati and RObert E. Vestal -- 4. Comorbidity in elderly alcoholics, Richard E. Finlayson -- 5. Alcohol-related medical disorders of older heavy drinkers, Stephen R. Gambert and Katherine K. Katsoyannis -- 6. Cognition, aging, and alcohol, Ralph E. Tarter -- 7. Alcohol, aging and genetics, Debra A. Heller and Gerald E. McLearn -- II. Biology and Biochemistry -- 8. Ethanol metabolism and intoxication in the elderly, Thomas P. Beresford and Michael R. Lucey -- 9. Alcohol, aging, infections, and immunity, Madhavan Nair, Stanley A. Schwartz, and Ziad A. Kronfol -- 10. Age differences in effects of alcohol on brain membrane structure, neurotransmitters, and receptors, W. Gibson Wood -- 11. The effects of aging on the interaction of ethanol with chemical neurotransmission in the brain, Paula Bickford, Anya Lin, Karen Parfitt and Michael Palmer -- III. Treatment of Alcohol Problems -- 12. Older alcoholics: entry into treatment, Edith Gomberg -- 13. Treatment programs for aging alcoholics, Roland Atkinson -- 14. Cognitive therapy with elderly alcoholics, Meyer Glantz -- 15. Life context, coping responses, and adaptive outcomes: a stress and coping perspective on late-life problem drinking, Penny Brennan and Rudolf Moos -- 16. Treatment of medically ill alcoholics in the primary-care setting, Mark Willenbring, Douglas Olson and John Bielinski -- IV. Special Groups -- 17. Drinking and problem drinking in older women, Sharon Wilsnack, Nancy Vogeltanz, Louise Diers, and Richard Wilsnack -- 18. Elderly homeless alcoholic careers, Earl Rubington -- 19. Black and white older men: alcohol use and abuse, Edith Gomberg and Belinda Nelson -- V. Summary -- 20. Alcohol and aging: looking ahead, Thomas Beresford -- Index
Summary Alcohol and Aging, the first comprehensive treatment of the topic written for clinicians, covers a wide range of issues unique to elderly alcoholics, from diagnosis and treatment to alcohol-related medical and cognitive disorders, from problems arising from interactions between alcohol and medication to the biochemistry of intoxication. Throughout, the book focuses on clinical, practical problems and stays away from jargon, making it accessible to a wide range of readers. Featuring contributions from a diverse group of specialists, this will be an invaluable aid to physicians, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and social workers who treat alcoholism in the aging population
Analysis Old persons Alcoholism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Alcoholism in old age
Aging -- Effect of drugs on.
Alcohol -- Metabolism
Middle-aged persons -- Alcohol use.
Older people -- Alcohol use.
Alcohol -- Physiological effect.
Alcoholism -- Treatment.
Ethanol -- metabolism.
Ethanol -- metabolism.
Aging -- drug effects.
Aging -- drug effects.
Author Beresford, Thomas P.
Gomberg, Edith Lisansky, 1920-
LC no. 94032853
ISBN 0195080904 alkaline paper