Elder abuse and neglect. The issues of elder abuse and neglect are so important that it is worthwhile to expand upon the information presented by the textbook authors. You can do so by reading an extensive publication prepared by the American Psychological Association (APA) entitled “Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions.” Among the many facts the APA provides are that most incidents of elder abuse occur at home, even older adults with no risk factors can be abused or neglected, that family stress often triggers elder abuse, and that dependency is a contributing factor in elder abuse. The APA also offers observable signals of the various types of elder abuse. In your post, discuss what can be done to prevent elder abuse, mechanisms for more systematic detection of cases of elder abuse, and the biopsychosocial factors underlying elder abuse and neglect.
- The American Psychological Association. Elder abuse and neglect: In search of solutions.Retrieved August 11, 2012 from http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/guides/elder-abuse.aspx
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