Category: Elder Abuse

Inspector highlights psych drug use among elderly

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer Updated 05:41 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Government inspectors told lawmakers Wednesday that Medicare officials need to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved practice that has flourished despite repeated government warnings. So-called antipsychotic drugs are designed to [...]

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9 Ways to Shop Safely Online-How to stay clear of online holiday shopping hoaxes

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
9 Ways to Shop Safely Online-How to stay clear of online holiday shopping hoaxes

by: Sid Kirchheimer | from: AARP Bulletin | Updated November 18, 2011 Despite a Grinch-like economy last holiday season, Internet shoppers spent $33 billion in November and December 2010 — and, for the first time ever, more than $1 billion in one day, the Monday after Thanksgiving known as Cyber Monday, which kicks off the [...]

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Elder Abuse

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse It’s Time To Face The Reality Elder Abuse: What it is and who can help One in five Canadians believes they know of a senior who might be experiencing some form of abuse. Seniors from all walks of life are vulnerable to elder abuse and it is happening in communities across Canada. Outlined [...]

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Elder Abuse

| November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Elder abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to an elderly person or puts a helpless older person at risk of harm. This includes Physical, sexual and emotional abuse Neglecting or deserting an older person you are responsible for Taking or misusing an elderly person’s money or property Elder [...]

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Holidays can be a Depressing Time for the Elderly

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Holiday depression sometimes affects all of us as we get caught up into planning and attending holiday parties, reacquainting ourselves with old friends, and finding the time to shop for gifts, planning family reunions and get-togethers.  However, for many individuals, and most especially seniors, the holidays can be especially sad and depressing. Causes of Elderly [...]

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