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Shocking Statistics On Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse At Extreme Levels [Infographic]

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It’s shocking to learn how often our parents and grandparents are being mistreated in the very nursing homes we trust to keep them safe and comfortable. According to a new Congressional Committee report, your loved one has a one in three chance of being abused, neglected or taken advantage of while in someone else’s care.…

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New Law Protects Seniors from Financial Abuse

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Elder financial abuse is a growing problem. Scammers see the elderly as easy targets. What’s even sadder, legal guardians may take financial advantage of the people they are supposed to protect. A new law addresses the problem of the financial abuse of vulnerable seniors. Called "Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act," the law, passed in…

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The Difficult Problem of Dementia and Sexual Consent

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Abuse of nursing home residents can take many forms. Sexual abuse of residents with dementia or Alzheimer's disease is one type of abuse that may not be discussed as often as others, but it can have devastating consequences. How Do Dementia and Alzheimer's Affect Sexuality? Dementia and Alzheimer's can change the way that people feel about…

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Help Your Elderly Loved Ones Have a Joyful Thanksgiving

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A Thanksgiving celebration can be one of the highlights of the year for your elderly loved ones. With just a little thought and preparation, you can help ensure that your family celebration will be a time that your elderly relatives will cherish. Embrace Tradition When elderly loved ones are attending your Thanksgiving celebration, be sure…

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A Virtual Reality Game May Help Diagnose Dementia

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What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality (VR)? Maybe you think of science fiction movies. Or you might think of young, technologically sophisticated people playing games in warehouses in hipster neighborhoods. What you probably don't think of is people who might be in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. An…

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What Seniors Need to Know About Managing Money

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Many seniors have problems managing their finances. It's a mistake to think that only people with serious impairments, such as dementia, have trouble properly taking care of money. The ordinary effects of aging, including declines in short-term memory and in the ability to quickly understand new information, can cause money-management mistakes that may be very…

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