Resources

Thinking of trying to cut back on your own or looking for some helpful information to give someone else? Our growing library of downloadable resources can help you on your way.

Factsheets

  • Grey Matters
    Grey Matters

    Our Grey Matters campaign explains how alcohol affects the brain.

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  • Diabetes and alcohol
    Diabetes and alcohol

    Find out more about diabetes and alcohol including how drinking alcohol can affect your diabetes.

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  • Mindfulness
    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness focuses a person’s awareness on the present moment, helping  to calmly acknowledge and accept feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.  It uses meditation and self-awareness to enhance our ability to cope with challenging circumstances and psychological tensions.

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  • Food and Mood
    Food and Mood

    We often turn to certain foods to help us feel better, or to give us a feeling  of nostalgia and security, therefore the expression ‘comfort’ food. The link between healthy eating and mood has long been known. Find out some examples of ‘good mood’ foods.

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  • Worry & Problem Solving
    Worry & Problem Solving

    Worry is a normal process. It is normal to worry about something that you or somebody else will have to do at some point, or to worry about concerns e.g. family, health, finances. Often we worry when we do not know the outcome, and the worry can be in the form of ‘What if…’.

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  • Alcohol and Medications
    Alcohol and Medications

    When we get older it is more likely that we will be prescribed medication for a number of reasons. As we age our metabolism and the ability of our liver to process medications can slow down  so it is very important that we carefully consider how alcohol can affect some medications.

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  • Sleep
    Sleep

    Want to know more about getting a good nights sleep? Sleep problems can happen to people of all ages, but are more common in people who are in their mid-to-late stages of life. Download our factsheet and learn how you can improve your sleep.

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Guides and guidelines

  • Supporting older adults who have an alcohol problem and cognitive impairment: A Good Practice Guide
    Supporting older adults who have an alcohol problem and cognitive impairment: A Good Practice Guide

    Learn more about Alcohol-Related Cognitive Impairment (ARCI) and how as a practitioner you can support those who experience ARCI.

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  • Family, friends and carers guide
    Family, friends and carers guide

    This guide intends to provide advice and information for anyone who is concerned about someone else’s drinking. This can be a family member, a spouse or partner, or a close friend who is aged over 50. A localised version of this guide is available for each of our Drink Wise, Age Well areas, you can contact them directly for a copy.

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  • Workplace guide supporting the over 50s workforce to make healthier choices about alcohol
    Workplace guide supporting the over 50s workforce to make healthier choices about alcohol

    A practical, workplace guide for anyone supporting an over 50s workforce to remain healthy and well.

    Download the guide

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  • Your guide to making healthier choices about alcohol as you age
    Your guide to making healthier choices about alcohol as you age

    Tips for keeping track of drinks, learning what’s in your drink and finding out how you can lower your risk from alcohol. Your guide to making healthier choices about alcohol as you age.

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  • What is a unit guide
    What is a unit guide

    You can work out how many units there are in any drink by multiplying the total volume of a drink (in ml) by its ABV (which is measured as a percentage) and dividing the result by 1000. Use our guide to better understand what a unit actually looks like.

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Resources

  • Live Wise, Age Well Facilitators Manual
    Live Wise, Age Well Facilitators Manual

    This is a facilitator manual for the Live Wise, Age Well Resilience Programme for adults aged over 50. It is a 6 session  modular programme that is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Techniques.

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  • Live Wise, Age Well Participants Manual
    Live Wise, Age Well Participants Manual

    This is a participant’s manual for the Live Wise, Age Well Resilience Programme for adults aged over 50. It is a 6 session  modular programme that is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Techniques.

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  • Alcohol Misuse and Cognitive Impairment in Older People
    Alcohol Misuse and Cognitive Impairment in Older People

    Alcohol misuse frequently coexists with cognitive impairment. Advancing age is the biggest risk factor for mild cognitive impairment and an estimated 5-25% of older people (aged 65 and over) are affected by it. Read the report ‘Alcohol Misuse and Cognitive Impairment in Older People’ from Alcohol Research UK and the Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team at The University of Bedfordshire.

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  • Drink Diary
    Drink Diary

    Download our drinks diary to help you keep track of how much your drinking over the weeks.

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  • Alcohol and dementia
    Alcohol and dementia

    Drink Wise, Age Well and Age Scotland are calling for action to ensure more people are aware of the link between alcohol consumption and dementia.

    Read our findings by downloading a PDF of the document

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  • New recommended guidelines
    New recommended guidelines

    Confused by the new recommended guidelines? This infosheet might be able to help you cut back.

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