Alcoholism is a significant problem among the elderly. An undiagnosed, untreated older person may be mistaken as suffering from dementia. This article discusses problems in diagnosing elderly alcoholism, society's response to treatment of elderly alcoholics, and a comparison of early and late onset alcoholism in the elderly.
Finlayson, Richard E.
"Alcoholism in Late Life: Some Issues,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 2
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol2/iss1/14