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[irishhealth.com] , Condon, Deborah Memory warning for middle-aged drinkers. (01 Aug 2014)

URL: http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=23909

Middle-aged people are significantly more likely to suffer serious memory problems later in life if they have a history of problem drinking, a new study has found.

It involved over 6,500 middle-aged adults who were first assessed in 1992. They were then followed up every year between 1996 and 2010.

All of the participants were assessed for a history of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) using what is known as the CAGE* questionnaire - four questions aimed at picking up on alcohol problems.....


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