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Elder Abuse: The Overlooked Public Health Crisis

Elder Abuse: The Overlooked Public Health Crisis

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
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When at least 10% of individuals over 65 experience some form of abuse – financial, physical, sexual or neglect – why are we not hearing more about this in the mainstream media?

This week on Caregivers’ Circle I interview Matt Kudish, Senior Vice President of Caregiver Services Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. He and I discuss some of the barriers to identifying and reporting abuse. We also discuss some of the verbal and non-verbal ways those with Dementia may be communicating potential harm.

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