Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V11130693
Alcohol use disorders in elderly people calls for treatment
The complications related to use of alcohol occur at lower levels of alcohol use in the elderly. Alcohol use disorders (AUD) in the elderly are underestimated and often incorrectly diagnosed. However, evidence indicates that elderly are as likely to benefit from treatment as younger. Screening using Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test seems to be accurate in identifying AUD among elderly, if the cut-off point is tailored for this age group. The recommended treatment strategy is naltrexone and brief approaches such as motivational interview and supportive consultation in general practice.