Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: A Brief Overview

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Abuse and neglect of older adults is a pervasive global social issue resulting in harm to a vulnerable population. Because of the rapid increase in the number of dependent adults, elder abuse and neglect is likely to become even more pervasive. Recent years have shown improved research methodology, healthcare, and legislative responses. Improved understanding, narrowed definitions, and appreciation of the nuances, complexities, and varied settings in which older adult mistreatment occurs have resulted in the improved identification, intervention, and prevention of abuse and neglect in older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalGeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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