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Issues of elder abuse

Journal: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 011-013

Keywords : Ageing. Neglect. Relatives. Family.;

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Elder abuse as a social concern remains hidden within the domain of family problem. Older people who are victims of abuse are not likely to discuss it with those outside the family as they are very often dependent on those who abuse them for physical and financial support. There is elder abuse or neglect, either reported by older people themselves, or family and professional caregivers or investigated using objective measures. They suffer from financial hardship and social isolation thereby endangering their health. To prevent elderly population from becoming an economic and social problem, adequate, timely and dynamic measures should be implemented at international, national and local levels.

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