Alcohol Use and Older Adults

How Alcohol Affects Safety

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1. In older adults, drinking too much alcohol can result in

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In older adults, too much alcohol can lead to balance problems and falls, which can result in hip or arm fractures and other injuries. Older people have thinner bones than younger people, so their bones break more easily. Studies show that the rate of hip fractures in older adults increases with alcohol use.