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New dissertation: Improving quality of life for older adults with alcohol problems

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Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie.

New research from SWEAH sheds light on the complex care needs of older adults with substance use problems.

Substance use problems, particularly alcohol problems, are “invisible epidemic” among older adults. In his thesis Alcohol and aging: a multimethod study on heterogeneity and multidimensionality,

Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie, doctoral researcher at Department of Social Work and the Centre for Demographic and Aging Research (CEDAR), Umeå University, investigates the dimensions of alcohol related problems and longitudinal health outcomes. He also explores older persons’ experi­ences and perspectives on alcohol use, both in relation to their ageing and to their personal goals regarding alcohol treatment and recovery.

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