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Elder Abuse: Suffering in Silence

Elder abuse was first described in the literature in the1970’s as granny battering and is simply defined as any harmful act towards an older adult. Elder abuse encompasses several types of abuse including physical, emotional, sexual, financial, neglect, and self-neglect. It is estimated that 1 to 2 million older adults living in the United States […]

An Age for Justice, Confronting Elder Abuse in America

Vicki Bastion, 92, became a prisoner in her own home. After her grandson moved in with her, he started allowing drug dealing, sex work, and other gang activity to take place in her home. Fearing for her safety but conflicted about confronting her grandson, Vicki resorted to installing an iron security gate on her bedroom […]

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