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Overmedication Is a Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. Elder abuse includes the overmedication of seniors, especially those who are suffering from varying degrees of dementia. Unfortunately, this illegal abuse can be injurious or even deadly for the victim. For nursing home staff, dementia patients can be more difficult to deal with due to the symptoms of…

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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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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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