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Elderly Community : Battle Against Abuse

September, 2012

It’s upsetting, and to many of us incomprehensible, but the sad reality is, abuse of the elderly does happen. Growing older and entering the world of senior living can be a challenge; it can cause frustration and be a hard adjustment for some.

Together we should make these times easier for the aging generation, but sadly there are those out there who fail to respect their elders and what should be a relaxing time in their lives, becomes fraught with fear and worry.

One of the charities doing a fantastic job against mistreatment and who also provide elderly abuse information to the public is AEA – Action on Elder Abuse.

AEA was established in 1993 by a group of professionals from health and social care and representatives of the voluntary sector concerned over the lack of elderly abuse information and support. They cover all eventualities, from abuse in their own home, sheltered housing or residential care home for the elderly.

For more information and to take a look at the wonderful work the AEA are doing, head over to their website here.

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