Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, can be difficult for older adults, their caregivers and family members to manage. While there are many difficult behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, aggressive behaviors are among the most challenging. As Bryan Hansen, PhD(c), MSN, RN, FNE-A Hansen points out in his recent NYC Elder Abuse Center guest blog, aggressive behaviors are common for older adults who have dementia and often meet the definition of abuse. In addition, caregivers coping with challenging behaviors are at an increased risk to respond in an abusive manner, which can create situations where both individuals may perpetuate and/or experience elder abuse. More →
The NYCEAC has developed a number of programs to help professionals respond more efficiently and effectively to the needs of elder abuse and neglect victims. Click here for a pdf of our programs and services.
In this section of the website, you will find information on the following programs:
- Coordinating and facilitating two multidisciplinary teams – one in Manhattan – the Elder Abuse Case Consultation and Review Team (EACCRT) – and one in Brooklyn – the Brooklyn MDT. For information on presenting a case to either of these MDTs for expert review and recommendations, click here.
- Evaluating a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary team.
- Providing clinical case consultations to Brooklyn professionals seeking to detect, assess and assist elder abuse victims.
- Engaging key leaders and decision-makers in discussions about elder abuse and the needs of victims to improve responses and policies.
- Developing a Brooklyn-based network of medical and mental health providers interested in working with the NYCEAC to assist elder abuse victims.
- Providing medical and mental health professionals with educational opportunities to learn how to assess and assist elder abuse victims.
______________________________________________________________________________The quilt on this page was created by Thelma Reaves, Ayden Senior Center, Ayden, NC. Click here for more information on the elder abuse prevention quilts available for display at conferences.