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Elder abuse is far more common than many believe, making an already challenging time of life harder for those who are victims of it. SpeedKingz/Shutterstock.com

Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15; were you aware? Not many people are, yet abuse is growing. Two experts explain the trend and offer possible solutions.
Granny flats are often the result of informal arrangements between parents and children who assume it will all work out well. Markus J/Shutterstock

When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
Dementia patients are often the perpetrators and often the victims of abuse. Research also shows that a medical history of head injury can more than double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in some populations, even after many years. (Shutterstock)

Dementia’s hidden darkness: Violence and domestic abuse

From aggressive patients with Alzheimer's to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.
Financial abuse of the elderly is shockingly common in Australia and most often occurs within families. aap

How can we prevent financial abuse of the elderly?

The federal governments efforts to tackle the financial abuse of elders is to be welcomed - but will banks be properly empowered to act?
Lesson is that things need to change, not that we need more film. Kara Newhouse

Proposal for hidden cameras in care homes is misguided

That the Care Quality Commission, the watchdog in charge of health and social care in England, is considering hidden cameras and mystery-shopper exercises in care homes and domiciliary care sounds plausible…

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