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American Agenda (Medicine: Alcohol Abuse Among The Elderly) #138697

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Beth Nissen) The problem of alcohol addiction among the elderly examined. [Group of six ELDERS - discuss their drinking habits.] [Addictions specialist Dr. Dolores MORGAN, elder care specialist Dr. Philip UNGER - talk about the drinking and its consequences.] The difficulty in detecting a drinking problem in an older person explained. [Daughter "SARA", mother "MARJORIE" - comment on the latter's drinking.] [Alcoholism expert Dr. Sheldon ZIMBERG - cites the reasons for drinking.] [DAUGHTER, 82-year-old "BILL" - comment.] Programs specializing in treating older alcoholics detailed. [Alcoholism expert Jean DUNLOP - calls the recoveries miraculous.] [SARA - says she now has her mom back.]

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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