World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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I was standing at the checkout line in a busy department store.  The older woman ahead of me was fumbling in her purse for her wallet, with no success.  Her adult daughter, clearly along to help her shop, looked at her a moment, asked, “didn’t you bring your wallet?”  I held my breath, wondering whether… Read more »

Domestic Violence

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  In the US, one woman is fatally shot by a spouse, ex-spouse or dating partner every 14 hours. It is a shocking statistic. Domestic Violence affects every demographic and knows no boundary of race, economic status, nationality or sexual orientation, or level of education. Nearly three in ten women and one in ten… Read more »

Dementia Training for Law Enforcement — Go for It!

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  I’ve been hearing about it more and more frequently: first responders taking training in working with individuals with dementia.  Today, I ran across a news article that reinforced not only the need but the interest on the part of emergency workers for this type of training. Of course, it got me thinking…what might happen… Read more »

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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  Today, June 15, is Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  According to the Administration on Aging, this day was initiated in 2006 as a day for communities throughout the world to raise awareness of this issue and its effects on the individuals involved. In the world of senior care, elder abuse is something we think about frequently. … Read more »