Elder Abuse in People Living with Dementia: Prevention, Detection & Intervention
Source: National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center
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 seminar, conducted by a physician and lawyer 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. Presenters: Laura Mosqueda, MD is the Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse and Charles P. Sabatino, JD, is the Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging.
Topics: Caregiving, Cognition/Capacity, Multidisciplinary Teams, Overview/General, Prevention/Intervention, Screening/Assessment
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Caregivers, Community, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement
Level: Basic, Intermediate