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This paper looks at the problem of elder abuse in our society and around the world. It looks at who the victims are, who the perpetrators are, and why it is often hard to prevent elder abuse. Also discussed are measures physicians and social workers can take to help deal with the problem of elder abuse, the ways various state laws deal with the problem, and some recognizable signs of elder abuse.
From the Paper:"Due to the innovations in the fields of medicine, science and technology the life expectancy of an average male and female has increased drastically. Many people are living longer and are in a better state of health. However the more old they grow the more they are dependent on others to take care of their needs. This leads to many problems as it exposes a hidden problem known as elder abuse. There are several cases of elder abuse reported every year. Due to the extent of the elder abuse, some of the victims tend to die earlier due to the psychological and physical damage."
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Elder Abuse (2004, February 23) Retrieved May 24, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/term-paper/elder-abuse-49014/
"Elder Abuse" 23 February 2004. Web. 24 May. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/term-paper/elder-abuse-49014/>