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Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ Community

The LGBTQ community has fought very hard over the last few decades to achieve various rights. However, a little-discussed aspect of this community involves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults who are at an increased risk of abuse. Elder abuse is far too common across the United States, and homophobia adds an extra element

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California Ranked #49 on List of States with Best Elder Abuse Protections [2020]

Elder abuse is far too common across the United States. California was recently ranked 49th on the list of states with the best elder abuse protections. This is a scary revelation, particularly considering that this state is home to the largest population in the country and has millions of elderly residents who require care. Here,

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Elder Orphans, Solo Agers, & Elder Abuse

When we hear the word “orphan,” we usually think of children. However, many older adults can be considered elder orphans. We may also hear these individuals referred to as “solo agers.” Elder orphans are those who do not have a spouse or children that they can depend on, while solo agers are older adults who

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Are Cameras in Nursing Homes a Good Idea?

Elder abuse is absolutely abhorrent, and friends and family members should do everything they can to prevent their elderly loved ones from becoming the victims of abuse. Over the last few years, enhanced technology has made it more economically feasible for family members to place surveillance cameras in their loved ones’ nursing home rooms. Here,

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Ways to Help Prevent Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is abhorrent, and it is not something that many people imagine could happen to our loved ones. Unfortunately, elder abuse is much more common than most people realize. According to data available from the National Council on Aging, around one out of every ten Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form

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Tips for Safeguarding Prescription Medicines

Prescription medications are meant only for the person whose name is on the bottle. Unfortunately, all too often, other individuals get their hands on prescription medications and abuse them. This is particularly common in households with many people or where guests come and go on a regular basis. During family visits, older adults sometimes unwittingly

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The 7 Stages of Dementia

Dementia-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, typically progress slowly and go unnoticed for a period of time. In many cases, the early signs of dementia are mistaken as the signs and symptoms of aging. After all, misplacing car keys or forgetting an old recipe should be no cause for concern, right? Actually, this could be an

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Protecting Your Elderly Parents’ Assets

There are various reasons why children become concerned about their elderly parents’ assets. In some cases, parents’ declining health sparks concern. This is particularly true in cases where memory problems or dementia begin to develop. Additionally, elderly Americans frequently become targets of scams and other types of fraud. Here, we want to discuss different ways

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Self-Neglect: A Hidden Type of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is much more common than most people realize, and it can occur in many different ways. This usually includes the abuse by a perpetrator against an elderly person. However, one of the least talked about types of elder abuse is self-neglect. Often referred to as a hidden type of elder abuse, self-neglect is

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Recognizing the Signs of Dementia in Elders

Dementia seems to creep up slowly, and many people do not realize they have observed the early signs and symptoms of dementia in their elderly loved ones. Many of us have difficulty asking others for help, and the elderly are no different. Even though they may realize their mental capacities are beginning to diminish, they

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