Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abuse Elderly Overview

Another name for Abuse Elderly is Elder Abuse.

What is elder abuse?
A person who commits elder abuse displays behavior or takes actions that cause physical or emotional damage to an elderly person. Elder abuse includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and neglect.

What are the symptoms of elder abuse?
Abusers may be friends, family members, or caregivers. Signs and symptoms of elder abuse are often present in both the abused person and the abuser.

How does the doctor treat elder abuse?
Treatment for elder abuse includes identifying the abuse, social services intervention, and a complete medical evaluation.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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