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What are examples of elder abuse?

Question:  What are examples of elder abuse other than the usual physical signs? Dr. Amy:  No one deserves to be ill treated or abused. Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. While physical abuse can sometimes be the easiest to spot, elder abuse also includes emotional or psychological abuse, financial abuse,…

My 86-year-old mom has dementia and other health issues. My siblings and I have different approaches in dealing with her. One sibling is quite demanding but I know my mom doesn't like that. What can I do?

Question:  My mom is 86 and has dementia along with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and depression. She complains that her leg hurts or is numb a lot. She does not want to get out of the house and wants to stay in her pyjamas all day. One of my siblings talks to her a little rough…

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

Older adults deserve to age with dignity, respect, and as much independence as possible. But factors such as isolation or decline in physical and mental health can put seniors in a naturally vulnerable position. Unfortunately, a senior’s vulnerability can lead to elder abuse.

"Fraud": Another Word For Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is among the most reprehensible of crimes against seniors. Regrettably, a study by the National Research Council estimated that there are between one and two million cases of elder abuse in the U.S. and the Senate Special Committee on Aging has speculated that four times as many cases of abuse against older adults go unreported.

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