Topic 4 DQ 2.docx - Elder abuse in America and around the world is a social problem that may not be recognized To gain a better understanding use the

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Elder abuse in America, and around the world, is a social problem that may not be recognized. To gain a better understanding, use the following website to gain background information: . Define e lder abuse, and explain what makes an older adult vulnerable. What has been done in the past, in your own state, or in another part of the world to educate, prevent, or mitigate the effects of elder abuse? Have these solutions been effective? What about current solutions? Explain if current solutions are more effective. Elder Abuse is the intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. This includes physical abuse, mental or emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and financial abuse or exploitation. Social isolation and mental impairment (such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
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