Alcohol and Aging

Clinical and Public Health Perspectives

  • Alexis Kuerbis
  • Alison.A. Moore
  • Paul Sacco
  • Faika Zanjani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Epidemiological Perspectives of Alcohol and Aging

  4. Alcohol Effects on Healthy Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Edmond K. Kabagambe, Kenneth J. Mukamal
      Pages 57-64
    3. Christine L. Savage, Deborah S. Finnell, Amanda Choflet
      Pages 65-77
    4. Brian Downer, Julie B. Boron
      Pages 79-96
    5. Namkee G. Choi, Diana M. DiNitto, C. Nathan Marti, Bryan Y. Choi
      Pages 97-115
    6. Patricia W. Slattum, Omar E. Hassan
      Pages 117-129
    7. Pamela B. Teaster, Nancy Brossoie
      Pages 131-147
    8. Rachel Chernick, Alexis Kuerbis
      Pages 149-166
  5. Clinical Issues of Alcohol and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Alison A. Moore, Alexis Kuerbis, Paul Sacco, Grace I. Chen, Maristela B. Garcia
      Pages 169-180
    3. David W. Oslin, Faika Zanjani
      Pages 181-199
    4. Sarah L. Canham, Pia M. Mauro
      Pages 201-214
    5. Lawrence Schonfeld
      Pages 215-232
    6. Nicholas Castle, Mary Lindsey Smith, David G. Wolf
      Pages 233-246
    7. Marjana Martinic, Anna Sheveland
      Pages 247-258
  6. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Alexis Kuerbis, Alison A. Moore, Paul Sacco, Faika Zanjani
      Pages 261-274
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-283

About this book


This book provides a current perspective on alcohol and aging to better understand the trends, costs, benefits, and clinical and community evidenced-based strategies. This book embraces not only the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social health benefits of moderate drinking in the elderly, it also delves into the risks of excessive drinking, including physical and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, medication complications, and accidents and injuries, and loss of independence. Written by experts in the field, this book is the only current text that includes the most current scientific, research, empirical, and practice information alongside a comprehensive review of the status of the field that will help guide alcohol use management and stimulate future research.   

Alcohol and Aging is the ultimate resource for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and professionals working with older adults who drink. 


Alcohol and geriatric diseases Alcohol misuse screening Alcohol use and public policy Rehabilitation in the Elderly Substance use in the elderly

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexis Kuerbis
    • 1
  • Alison.A. Moore
    • 2
  • Paul Sacco
    • 3
  • Faika Zanjani
    • 4
  1. 1.Silberman School of Social WorkHunter College at the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of GeriatricsUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.School of Social WorkUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Behavioral & Community HealthSchool of Public Health, University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47231-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47233-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology