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Elder Abuse Each year on or around June 15, communities and municipalities around the world plan activities and programs to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day set aside to spread awareness of the abuse of the elderly (Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect, 2013). The abuse of older adults is a growing concern and statistics suggest that thenumber of elders experiencing abuse is an alarmingly high number. Research suggests that close to half the people diagnosed with dementia experience some form of abuse (Cooper, C., Selwood, A., Blanchard, M., Walker, Z., Blizard, R., & Livingston, G., 2009; Wiglesworth, A., Mosqueda, L., Mulnard, R., Liao, S., Gibbs, L., & Fitzgerald, W., 2010, as cited on ). Elder abuse takes on many forms and can include physical, emotional, psychological, and economic abuse. The legendary American actor, Mickey Rooney, spoke to the United States Senate, describing his own experiences of pain and neglect at the hands of his stepson, asking legislators to take seriously the abuse of the elderly.For this Discussion, find a scholarly article that presents some of the most salient psychosocial issues related to elder abuse.Post by Day 4 a summary of the article you found. How does the article reinforce the importance of assessing potential abuse and neglect when working with the elderly? Describe prevention and/or intervention strategies on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels that can be used to address the issue of abuse and neglect of the elderly.Support your posts with specific references to the Learning Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.To complete your Discussion, click on Discussions on the course navigation menu, and select “Week 6 Forum” to begin.The use of violence in any form; psychological and/or physical; has a negative impact on society.Thus, the physical use of violence is something that can be seen, while the psychological use of violence does not have signs like broken arms, legs, fingers, and so on, but there are signs that indicate that violence is being used. Psychological abuse is the willful infliction of mental and/or emotional anguish by using threats, humiliation, or other verbal or nonverbal conduct (Quinn, & Tomita, 1997).Psychological abuse has anxiety, chronic depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and so on side-effects that produces psychological trauma. From this week’s discussion board, the abuse of older adults is a growing concern and statistics suggest that the number of elders experiencing abuse is at an alarmingly high number. This indicates that older adults are being victimize to the extent, that what is being reported is far less than what is actually been perpetrated. Does this indicates that there will be an increase in elderly abuse as the baby boomers come to age as older adults?

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