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July 31, 2019 – The study noted that for the metabolism of a person who is 65 years or older, drinking two or three beers at that age has the same effect as seven or eight beers on someone at age 20. “They’re exquisitely sensitive to it,” said Dr. Narula. Mason asked, “What do you do if you have a loved one who’s doing this? How do you deal with this?” … “I think a lot of people tend to shy away from it or avoid it; they don’t know how to deal with it,” said Dr. Narula. “I think it’s important to be compassionate, loving and respectful to these older Americans you may feel have a problem, but also you want to be proactive. You want to address it, because early intervention is really essential. 

“One of the things that can be helpful is seeking advice from a professional who can guide you as to what type of treatment they should be getting, and interestingly how to approach them. Should it be a doctor that approaches them? Maybe a friend might be better or a family member. “All of the recommendations really say, don’t use the world alcoholic; don’t talk to them while they may be intoxicated. You wait ‘til they’re sober. Be patient, be direct with them. You don’t want to treat them like a child. You want to treat them like an adult, with respect, when you approach them.”

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