Frequently asked questions
Does alcohol affect elderly people differently?
The total water content of a person’s body decreases with age, meaning that any alcohol consumed is distributed throughout a smaller quantity of fluid. As a result, the blood alcohol concentration is higher and the effect of the alcohol is greater. Alcohol can also cause harmful physical effects more rapidly, and dependency can develop more quickly as well. The risk of accidents while under the influence of alcohol, due to falls or traffic accidents, for example, also increases with age. You can find more information here.