Research conducted by the University of Chicago concludes that nearly thirteen percent of older adults in American suffer some type of abuse whether verbal, financial or physical. Older adults who are physically or mentally impaired are at greater risk because they are more likely to need assistance with daily activities. Typical abusers include immediate family, a spouse or romantic partner, a child or a non-family member. It is important for those in contact with older adults to watch and listen for signs of abuse. This includes not only friends but physicians, bankers, beauticians, accountants and others who come in contact with them or provide services.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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