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Elder Abuse and Seniors with Dementia

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Vulnerable individuals with dementia are at greater risk for abuse, neglect and exploitation. Forms of elder abuse might be psychological, financial, sexual, emotional or physical. Abuse of dementia patients includes the abuse of anti-psychotic drugs, which are sometimes used incorrectly to control dementia patients. Elder abuse can consist of a single act or multiple acts…

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How the Elder Justice Law Aims to Stymie Elder Abuse

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With elder abuse on the rise, it’s important to understand what legislation is in place to help protect seniors against elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Studies show that elder abuse victims increase their risk of premature death threefold. Almost 11 percent of Americans age 60 and older are victims of some form of elder abuse…

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Casey Kasem: A Potentially Serious Elder Abuse Case

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Elder abuse has been garnering a lot of national attention these days due to the high-profile June 15 death of celebrity radio show host and voice actor Casey Kasem. Kasem, best known as the longtime disc jockey on song countdown radio show “American Top 40,” was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in October 2013. Shortly after,…

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What to Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse, Neglect

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Trusting your gut could mean all the difference for an abused or exploited senior, especially when elder abuse can vary in form and subtlety. There are different avenues to consider, depending on whether you believe abuse, neglect or exploitation may be occurring. Of course, dangerous situations requiring immediate attention should be reported by calling 9-1-1…

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Protecting Your Senior from Abuse by a Health Care Aide

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Nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living and in-home care aides are often great solutions for families with aging parents or loved ones. However, elder abuse — defined as an intentional or negligent act by a health care aide or caregiver of a vulnerable senior that causes harm or serious risk of harm — is…

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Elder Abuse: Are You Doing Your Part to Thwart It?

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Soon after Hillary Clinton’s book “It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us” was published in 1996, the sentiment “it takes a village” was invoked in a variety of situations to illustrate the importance a community plays in bettering the lives that comprise it. The same can be said for elder abuse. Making…

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Elder Financial Abuse Concerns Rise

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We live in a very youth-focused society. We are enamored by young talent. We are intrigued by headlines of the latest 10-year-old student entering college. New technology targets Millennials and their children. As a result, however, we are forgetting about our growing aging population — Baby Boomers, not to mention their parents, who are living…

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