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Is Elder Abuse Domestic Violence?

Abuse occurs in many ways, and it can happen to anybody. When discussing abuse as opposed to assault, we are typically talking about the abuse of a domestic partner, a cohabitant, a child, or another family member. In California, domestic violence is a serious issue, and there are laws devoted specifically towards handling domestic violence

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Intersectionality and Elder Abuse

Elder abuse should never occur. Unfortunately, this type of abuse is not uncommon in California and throughout the United States. Studies indicate that approximately one out of every ten people over the age of 60 experience some form of elder abuse in this country, and this type of abuse can occur across a wide variety

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Depression in Older Adults

Depression can happen to anybody. However, what most people do not realize is that older adults are incredibly susceptible to depression. This is due to a variety of factors and often has to do with the isolation so commonly associated with the aging process in this country. Here, we want to discuss depression in older

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Avoiding Investment Fraud for Seniors

It is very likely that your phone receives calls from scammers multiple times a day. Additionally, you probably see plenty of ads or websites that are obvious scams. However, there are some scams that are not so obvious, and it is not uncommon for scammers to target older adults in this country. Here, we want

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How to Minimize Caregiver Burnout

If you have ever had to care for somebody else, then you know that it can be incredibly taxing on both your mental and physical state. Any person who becomes a permanent caregiver needs to make sure that they take steps to avoid burnout. Caregiver burnout is a serious problem that can negatively impact both

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How Ageism Contributes to Elder Abuse

Ageism contributes to elder abuse. According to data available from the National Council on Aging, approximately one out of every 10 people over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some studies say that as many as five million elderly people in this country face some sort of abuse every year.

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Anosognosia and Alzheimer’s

There are few things more difficult than watching somebody you love experience cognitive difficulties. Unfortunately, there are times when these cognitive difficulties become a major concern. Alzheimer’s is common throughout the United States. However, just because this is common does not mean that it is any easier for families to deal with. Further complicating an

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5 Myths About Aging

Getting older should never mean that a person is looked down on or disrespected. Unfortunately, there are plenty of myths about aging that perpetuate stereotypes that, in turn, lead to disrespect of the elderly. Unfortunately, this disrespect can rise to the level of abuse or neglect. Here, we want to discuss five of the most

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When Life Insurance Benefits are Wrongfully Denied

When someone purchases a life insurance policy, they fully expect that when the time comes, the insurance carrier will pay the claim according to the terms of the policy. While it may be unusual for an insurance company to deny a claim, it is not impossible. There are various reasons why an insurance carrier may

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FMLA & PFL Facts for Caregivers

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives employees across the United States the right to take unpaid medical leave for various emergencies and medical situations. In general, workers are allowed to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for reasons covered under the law. Paid Family Leave (PFL) in California provides benefits

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