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Grandma’s Drunk on Spiked Egg Nog: The Elderly and Substance Abuse During the Holidays


Grandma’s Drunk on Spiked Egg Nog: The Elderly and Substance Abuse During the Holidays

It’s that time of year when family gets together, maybe at grandma’s house or the family brings older relatives from an assisted living center – and you start to realize that maybe the older folks in the family are having some issues with how they take their medications and/or how much they drink .Older adults may use prescription or over-the-counter medicines in dangerous combinations or misuse them by not following the dosage instructions.

 

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