News tagged with elder abuse
Older adults who are subject to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation face a greater risk of being hospitalized than other seniors, according to the results of a study published in the April 8 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Lessons from the long-lived: Researcher says the elderly are pragmatic 'masters and mistresses of resilience'
Not long ago, Karl Pillemer had a revelation. A gerontologist with close to 30 years of experience, Pillemer, who is director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, realized that his ...
Health Apr 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
When a patient dies unexpectedly, whether suddenly or after a long illness, the loss can hit loved ones hard. In some of these cases, health care workers can be affected deeply due to the emotional bonding ...
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Radiologists in Toronto have begun to identify a pattern of injuries that may be indicative of elder abuse, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Health Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Canada needs a comprehensive approach to reduce elder abuse that includes financial supports and programs for seniors and their caregivers, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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A sobering new study by researchers from the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported. More than 40 percent of Latino elders ...
Health Jul 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
While the elderly represent the fastest growing segment of the population, too little is known about the nature and scope of crime impacting this generation. Victoria Titterington of Sam Houston State University is trying ...
Health May 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Report: Social isolation and low self-esteem linked to elder abuse, say case workers
Health May 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Despite the 2010 passage of the Elder Justice Act, policy experts have found that combating widespread abuse of seniors is still not a top priority for care providers and governments alike. As many as one in 10 people age ...
Health Mar 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new position statement issued by the American Academy of Neurology calls on neurologists to begin screening their patients for abusive or violent treatment by family, caretakers or others. The position statement is published ...
Neuroscience Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0