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Alcohol in later life (Drink Wise Age Well)

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Exeter CoLab

3 King William Street, Exeter EX4 6PD

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Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) in collaboration with Drink Wise Age Well will be running an interesting half day workshop which will explore the reasons as to how, and why, over 50’s are at increased risk of developing alcohol issues and potential harm caused by alcohol in later life

· Identify and consider alcohol use in an older adult What is a unit and how to calculate a unit What are the government guidelines

· Understand the concept of life transitions and how they might impact on alcohol use in the over 50’s Identify and consider alcohol use in the over 50’s and practice how to respond to this

- Understand how common medications and alcohol can interact. Recognise signs and symptoms associated with alcohol use/harm in an older adult

· Understand use of simple brief interventions such as FRAMES and practice using technique Appreciate how the learning from this course can be applied in the local setting Be aware of the signposting and referral pathways which exist within the local area Be aware of the strengths and challenges in relation to over 50’s and alcohol use in the local area

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