Gerontology & Geriatrics

Abuse of the elderly in Norway is widespread

Abuse of older patients in nursing homes is common. In a new survey, around 60 percent of nursing home staff report that they have committed violence, abuse or neglect of the elderly. The NTNU report that has documented these ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

More than one in 10 elderly adults experience mistreatment

(HealthDay)—Elder mistreatment is a common problem, with poor self-reported health tied to increased later risk for mistreatment, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Domestic violence survivor elder abuse risk

Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence—warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness

About 16% of older adults are victims of some form of mistreatment and the number of reported cases of elder abuse is steadily increasing. Because of poor record-keeping, however, those of us who study elder abuse don't know ...

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