Analytical survey and abstracts of the significant literature and research in alcoholism and aging over 30 years, with suggestions for further study.
Experts in gerontology, clinical psychology, and geriatric medicine provide an analytical survey and abstracts of the significant literature and research dealing with alcoholism and aging over the last 30 years. This research guide offers a general survey with sections dealing separately with the prevalence, precipitants, effects, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism in the older generation. The book also offers directions for future research. The narrative ends with a listing of references that have been assessed. The annotated bibliography gives abstracts for 301 sources that are arranged by types of works: bibliographies, overview articles, books and book chapters, empirical studies, and miscellaneous works. Cross-references and author and subject indexes make this guide readily accessible to students and teachers in the field of sociology, gerontology, psychology, medicine, and public health.
Series Foreword by Erdman B. Palmore Introduction Alcoholism and Aging: An Overview Bibliographies Overview Articles Books and Book Chapters Empirical Studies Miscellaneous Works Author Index Subject Index
Reviews The bibliography is good starting point for the reacher to get a general survey of this mulitfaceted problem and to become aware of major studies already done on the topic. It will be of value for health porfessionals, social workers, sociologists, and those in public health. the work should be in libraries the serve these populations.—ARBA