Study: 1 in 5 elderly citizens suffers from abuse

04.03.2012                      10.Adar. 5772

Alten-Pflege:

Study: 1 in 5 elderly citizens suffers from abuse

Abuse by caretakers is more common among those suffering from senile dementia, Israel Gerontological Society study finds.

One in every five elderly citizens in Israel suffers from some form of physical, psychological or financial abuse by those who are supposed to be taking care of him or her, according to a study to be published this week by the Israel Gerontological Society.
The study used a sample of 1,317 people over the age 60 and from all sectors of society….