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NCJ Number: 230265 Find in a Library
Title: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation: Considerations in Aging with Lifelong Disabilities
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:22  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-June 2010  Pages:105-130
Author(s): Edward F. Ansello, Ph.D.; Peggy O'Neill, M.S.W.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 26
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the victimization of older adults with disabilities.
Abstract: Persons with lifelong disabilities are newcomers to later life. Many are relatively high functioning, engaged, and happy members of their communities. Some are, and have been, victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This article reviews factors that contribute to the current incomplete picture of the victimization of these older adults, reports the state of existing data on prevalence and treatments, and suggests initiatives to strengthen continued community living and improve both prevention and identification strategies. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Persons with Disabilities
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