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Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How to Protect a Vulnerable Population

Because visits to the emergency room may be the only time an older adult leaves the house, staff in the ER can be a first line of defense, said Tony Rosen, founder and lead investigator of the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT).

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Boomers on a bender: Is alcohol use killing us?

Alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance among older adults. And this group can have unique risks associated with its consumption , in even lower amounts, compared to younger persons.

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Emergency rooms not identifying elder abuse

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

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Older adults with long-term alcohol dependence lose brain function

Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects.

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Assisted living residents with dementia abuse others

Assisted living residents who abuse other residents or staff are likely to have dementia or severe mental illness, afflictions that pose unappreciated risks in facilities.

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Potentially abusive behavior and family caregivers

These types of behaviors can act as early warning signs to more serious harmful future psychological and physical abusive behaviors.

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