Alcohol use and functional disability among cognitively impaired adults Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Alcoholism
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Disabled Persons

abstract

  • Among cognitively impaired adults, moderate and heavy drinkers demonstrated better BADL function, whereas former drinkers had poorer IADL function, compared with never drinkers. Prospective studies that incorporate additional measures of exposure (e.g., cumulative lifetime consumption) and function (e.g., performance-based tests) may provide a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol's effects among older cognitively impaired adults.

publication date

  • January 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10404931

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 854

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 47

number

  • 7