Geriatric alcohol use disorder: a review for primary care physicians

Mayo Clin Proc. 2015 May;90(5):659-66. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.03.012.


Alcohol use disorder in the geriatric population is a growing public health problem that is likely to continue to increase as the baby boomer generation ages. Primary care providers play a critical role in the recognition and management of these disorders. This concise review will focus on the prevalence, risk factors, screening, and clinical management of geriatric alcohol use disorder from a primary care perspective.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alcoholism* / complications
  • Alcoholism* / diagnosis
  • Alcoholism* / etiology
  • Alcoholism* / therapy
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology
  • Humans
  • Physicians, Primary Care
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires