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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148847
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Elderly: Practice and Policy
Abstract:
Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Elderly: Practice and Policy
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Brewer, M. Kathleen, PhD, ARNP, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas
Title:Associate Professor
[Clinical session research presentation] Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Elderly: Practice and Policy Data indicate that alcohol and substance abuse problems are common in the elderly but are largely ignored by clinicians. As the United States and the world experience dramatic and unprecedented increases in the number of individuals over the age of 65, health care providers will be responsible for the complex issues facing this population and their families. This paper presentation will provide information on (1) alcohol and substance abuse issues unique to elderly persons, (2) screening and detection of alcohol problems among the elderly, (3) obstacles to identification and intervention of alcohol and substance abuse problems, and (4) suggestions for working with elderly persons who have an alcohol or substance abuse problem.  All clinicians working with elderly adults should have a comprehensive working knowledge of the physical, emotional, and social problems associated with alcohol use, abuse, substance dependence in relation to older adults and the aging process. This must include familiarity with current knowledge concerning medication misuse and alcohol/medication interactions. It is important that clinicians must be able to discern symptoms of physical, cognitive, mental health, or social problems from symptoms of alcohol use disorders, and to recognize how these disorders and symptoms may interact. Many signs and symptoms among the elder adult are complex, subtle, and easily confused with the normal aging process: proper differential diagnosis is essential to creating relevant and effective treatment plans.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAlcohol and Substance Abuse in the Elderly: Practice and Policyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148847-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Elderly: Practice and Policy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brewer, M. Kathleen, PhD, ARNP, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kbrewer@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Elderly: Practice and Policy&nbsp;Data indicate that alcohol and substance abuse problems are common in the elderly but are largely ignored by clinicians. As the United States and the world experience dramatic and unprecedented increases in the number of individuals over the age of 65, health care providers will be responsible for the complex issues facing this population and their families. This paper presentation will provide information on (1) alcohol and substance abuse issues unique to elderly persons, (2) screening and detection of alcohol problems among the elderly, (3) obstacles to identification and intervention of alcohol and substance abuse problems, and (4) suggestions for working with elderly persons who have an alcohol or substance abuse problem. &nbsp;All clinicians working with elderly adults should have a comprehensive working knowledge of the physical, emotional, and social problems associated with alcohol use, abuse, substance dependence in relation to older adults and the aging process. This must include familiarity with current knowledge concerning medication misuse and alcohol/medication interactions. It is important that clinicians must be able to discern symptoms of physical, cognitive, mental health, or social problems from symptoms of alcohol use disorders, and to recognize how these disorders and symptoms may interact. Many signs and symptoms among the elder adult are complex, subtle, and easily confused with the normal aging process: proper differential diagnosis is essential to creating relevant and effective treatment plans.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:51:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:51:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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