Alcohol use disorders in the elderly: a brief overview from epidemiology to treatment options.

@article{Caputo2012AlcoholUD,
  title={Alcohol use disorders in the elderly: a brief overview from epidemiology to treatment options.},
  author={Fabio L D Caputo and Teo Vignoli and Lorenzo Leggio and Giovanni Addolorato and Giorgio Zoli and Mauro Bernardi},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={411-6}
}
Alcohol-use-disorders (AUDs) afflict 1-3% of elderly subjects. The CAGE, SMAST-G, and AUDIT are the most common and validated questionnaires used to identify AUDs in the elderly, and some laboratory markers of alcohol abuse (AST, GGT, MCV, and CDT) may also be helpful. In particular, the sensitivity of MCV or GGT in detecting alcohol misuse is higher in… CONTINUE READING