Elder Abuse in People Living with Dementia: Considerations for Prevention, Detection, and Intervention


Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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Event Type: Webinar

Elder mistreatment is a common phenomenon in our society, particularly among older adults with cognitive impairment and dementia. Yet there is hope. Using practical clinical and legal tools, we can look for high-risk situations and prevent abuse, and we can detect abuse at early stages to stop it from getting worse. In this webinar, conducted by a physician and an attorney with years of practical experience in the field, we will discuss indicators that should raise concern, provide practical tips on when and how to intervene, and pay particular attention to the complicated issue of capacity.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Know the types of elder abuse;

  • Recognize risk factors for elder abuse, including two characteristics of the older adult, two characteristics of the potential perpetrator and two characteristics of their social situation; and

  • Understand how to access resources for themselves and for the older adults they serve when there is a suspicion of abuse, including resources specific to legal planning, multidisciplinary teams, adult protective services and training material for professional and lay audiences.

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