1. Stop Drinking. Studies show that the rate of hip fractures in older adults increases with alcohol use.
Drinking too much alcohol over a long time can have the following effects upon Adults:
- Lead to some kinds of cancer, liver damage, immune system disorders, and brain damage
- Worsen some health conditions like memory loss and diabetes, as well as mood disorders
- Make some medical problems hard for doctors to find and treat—for example, alcohol causes changes in the heart and blood vessels.
- Cause some older people to be forgetful and confused—these symptoms could be mistaken for signs of Alzheimers Disease.
2. Talk to your loved one about their anxiety or depression.
- If you’re concerned about an older person experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or just not coping, then it is important to take the first step. Begin a conversation; your support and concern may make all the difference.