Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Elder Abuse Prevention

Prevention of elder abuse includes:

  • Maintain an active network of friends, family and activities.
  • Do not allow yourself to live in an isolated environment.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • See your doctor regularly.
  • Do not allow others access to bank accounts.
  • Do not make financial decisions under pressure.
  • Demand that you be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Ask for help when you need it.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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