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Elder Maltreatment 1 Running head: ELDER MALTREATMENT IN USA Elder Maltreatment in USA [Author’s Name] [Institution’s Name]
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Elder Maltreatment 2 Elder Maltreatment in USA Most of us are aware that the older adult population is increasing because of the growing size of the population cohort and a longer life. In fact, the United Nations World Assembly on Aging in Vienna, Austria, in July 1982 reported that the elderly, worldwide, were the fastest-growing age cohort. We can expect this "new generation" in the life course to raise questions about their health and wellbeing. At the beginning of this century, one in twenty-five persons was elderly. As we come to the end, one in eight will be in this population. Currently, there are about 26 million elderly 65 and older. By the year 2030, there will be 64 million. In the middle of the 1980s men age 65 could expect to live to 80, and women age 65, to 84. By 2040, the proportion of those 65 and over will have increased from 11% in 1980 to 21% for males and from 13% to 24% for females). Along with the growth of this age group, research data suggest that most older adults are "aging well," thanks to innovations in medical technology, improved professional care and better self-care. These people are independent, maintain their own households and live in dignity and comfort in their later life. Personal, family and friendship support are very much in evidence, along with strong relational ties in the extended family. (Dolan Ronald, Bernard Blakely 1989) The
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Elder Maltreatment 3 concept of elder maltreatment can be confusing because it is not always clear whether elder maltreatment is an end, a means or a cause. Some consider elder maltreatment a cause and focus on the recipitator in their definition. In this perspective, elder maltreatment refers to what the precipitator has done or has failed to do. Others consider it a consequence and center on the
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MBA_W MBA-147822 taught by Professor Anne during the Spring '09 term at Windsor.

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