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Protecting Seniors from Abuse and Neglect

Elder abuse — defined as an inappropriate act that harms an older person — may cause physical, emotional, and financial harm.

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Elder Abuse

As the Baby Boomer generation ages and the number of older adults in America increases, it will become all the more important to be aware of the warning signs of elder abuse.

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Sexual Abuse of the Elderly

The elderly victims of sexual abuse often have medical problems that result in difficulties communicating, confusion, or memory loss — all of which interfere with the ability of the elder to report the abuse.

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