What is the Most Dangerous Age to Drink Alcohol?
We have been hearing so much over the years on what alcoholic drinks are good and bad for us. Like a glass of red wine at dinner is good for you. My doctor told me a one dark beer a week is also good for you. Or of course about how drinking too much is bad for your health, and I guess it would be. I find the older I get, the less I drink and want to drink, and if I do, I don't again for at least a week or so.
Well according to eatthis.com, excessive drinking in older folks (65 years and up) can be damaging for your brain.
What's more, older adults are especially at risk of these negative effects during the pandemic. Study co-author and old-age psychiatrist Tony Rao writes in the Independent, "If we factor in the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, older people in the 65-74 age group have shown the highest rise in [probable alcohol dependency]." Basically, we've been seeing an increase in excessive drinking among older adults this year, and it could be seriously impacting brain function.
All good to know. Another thing I rarely do is drink at home. To me it's just not fun drinking alone. Plus I get chatty when I drink, and I sure don't want to get caught talking to myself.
So what do you think? Do you drink more now with the crazy year we had? Will you watch your drinking when you get older?