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What constitutes psychological elder abuse?

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Dr. Mariana Dangiolo
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.
” people of trust, such as adult children, grandchildren and other known caregivers can take advantage of the declining mental and physical capacity of an elder. Emotional abuse is inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on a senior person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. Humiliating, intimidating.

In brief: Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.
” people of trust, such as adult children, grandchildren and other known caregivers can take advantage of the declining mental and physical capacity of an elder. Emotional abuse is inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on a senior person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. Humiliating, intimidating.
Dr. Mariana Dangiolo
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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Neglect, pain

Psychological elder abuse includes emotional and mental abuse and could be the inflicting of mental pain, anguish, or distress on an elder person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.
g. Humiliating, intimidating, or threatening. The perpertrators could be frustrated, angry and immature people who do not know how to cope with their negative emotions.

In brief: Neglect, pain

Psychological elder abuse includes emotional and mental abuse and could be the inflicting of mental pain, anguish, or distress on an elder person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.
g. Humiliating, intimidating, or threatening. The perpertrators could be frustrated, angry and immature people who do not know how to cope with their negative emotions.
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