Despite US recommendations that elderly people curb their drinking more than young people, an article in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society from January of this year reports that elderly people actually have no more difficulty managing activities of daily living or on cognitive tests when drinking than their younger counterparts.
Older age is associated with increased sensitivity to alcohol. Because of this,
There did not appear to be any statistically significant health or mortality
guidelines for older adults need not be overly restrictive