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ELDER ABUSE

Unfortunately, elder abuse is not uncommon. Abuse can come in many different forms and can sometimes be hard to recognise

 

Physical abuse – which can range from deliberate to just poor handling

 

Social abuse – disrespect, being left alone

 

Financial abuse – alarmingly common, when cares abuse their trust and exploit or steal from the person they care for

Between two to ten per cent of older Australians experience abuse. People with dementia patients are especially vulnerable because they may not recognise it or be able to report it.

The following webpage provides explanations of the different types of abuse and the signs of abuse you should look out for – and, of course, avoid

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/safety/abuse

 

https://dailycaring.com/6-signs-of-elder-abuse-in-seniors-with-dementia/

 

Dementia Carers Australia

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NSW 2049

Phone: 0418 220 888

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