E4 Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging - Holiday Drinking: Helping Older Adults be Happier and Safer - Shared screen with speaker view
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Marie C Weil
Dr. Blow - that is also true for older adults who have been drinking alcohol heavily for a long time with (tolerance)?
Just signed up for the Conwell webinar on OA Suicide in January!
Suicide in Later Life: Clinical and Public Health PerspectivesPresented byYeates Conwell, MDThursday, January 14, 202112-1pm CTOlder adulthood is a period of high risk for suicide. This presentation will review the epidemiology of suicide in later life, the factors associate with self-injurious behavior in older adults, and approaches to its prevention from both clinical and public health perspectives. We also will review the issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to suicide and its prevention.REGISTER HERE
Thanks Lila! Here is the link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rfuqoqz0tHNNvYPt9z1sMMn8JalnaQ82l
Thank you so much Michelle and Lila. :)
Bill Potterbaum, CADC, Christ Community Church, Primetimers Leader,
In Maryland, someone from one of our local public health departments said the reason that liquor stores stayed open and considered essential businesses is because the MD Dept of Health was concerned about alcohol withdrawal and potential need of hospitalization/death during the first wave of the pandemic. Is that a consideration in other states?
How does one find the elderly drinker who has hidden the use and discuss the solutions?
It is too easy to get alcohol when it is sold everywhere?
We must be speaking about Older Adults, rather than "elderly," individuals. It is past the time that we all get on the same page about our language. Everyone involved here can help with that. Let's commit to NOT talking about "the elderly" any more, and always speak about "Older Adults!" Thanks for modeling that for all of us, Fred!
Can be part of a fall risk conversation.
Yes…..got it. Stigma. Health discussion and wellbeing. Tip #26.
Lila, agree, I am not too fond of the term "senior" either.
Any additional tips to help older veterans who drink to excess?
Yes, person centered language is soooo important.
Again, THANKS so much, Fred, for noting the need for "person first," language, in addition to aging appropriate and recovery oriented language, all are important, along with person centered language!
Thank you !
Marie C Weil
thank you when will the new center website be open?
Thank you everyone
thank you so much Dr. Blow
Great to see Robyn Golden here too! Happy Holidays folks!
Marie C Weil
sorry where is the link?