Abuse Risk for Elders with Dementia

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

Dementia is an illness affecting one’s memory and other cognitive functions that are severe enough to interfere with one’s daily life activities. Elders with dementia are thought to be at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. While most seniors have full command of their mental states, those who suffer from the ill effects of dementia are growing steadily.