这是一种常见的问题与酒精滥用在全世界每一个国家老年人,老年人不够开放在公众场合暴露他们的饮酒习惯。在许多世界各地的调查,发现大多数的老年人饮酒,避免筛查和诊断流程用于饮酒相关健康问题(曼et al .,2013)。此外,老年人更情绪化,敏感,降低了他们对死亡的恐惧,随后他们的利益寻求帮助在饮酒的习惯比年轻人少。这是酒精的原因新西兰咨询委员会(ALAC)和年龄关注新西兰合作指导的方法和操作策略关于饮酒的常规筛查在老年人中,初级卫生保健服务的可用性相关的健康问题和其他相关的前线服务(史蒂文森et al .,2015)。
It is a common issue with alcohol misuse among older people in every nation across the world that elderly people are not open enough for revealing their drinking habits in public. In many surveys across the world, it has been observed that most of the older people who drink alcohol, avoid screening and diagnosis processes available for alcohol consumption related health issues (Mann et al., 2013). Moreover, older people are more emotional and sensitive which reduces their fear of death and subsequently their interest to seek help for leaving the habit of alcohol consumption is less than younger people. That is the reason Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) and Age Concern New Zealand work together for guiding the approaches and operational strategies regarding routine screening of alcohol consumption among older people, availability of primary health care services for associated health issues and other associated frontline services (Stevenson et al., 2015).