Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Elder Abuse and Neglect
A 1991 congressional report estimated that each year 1.5 to 2 million older people are physically injured, psychologically mistreated, financially exploited, or neglected by family members (U.S. Congress, House Select Committee on Aging, 1991). Because much of this abuse and neglect occurs between spouses, this phenomenon must be viewed in the context of domestic violence, and much of it constitutes criminal offenses.
KeywordsDomestic Violence Physical Abuse Adult Child Living Arrangement Partner Abuse
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