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 →
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About the eNewsletter
Our no cost eNewsletter is designed to keep professionals informed about best practices and resources to help you in your work with elder abuse victims and to promote elder justice. Launched in 2011, five editions of the eNewsletter have been published highlighting the following topics:
- Edition 1: Overview of the NYC Elder Abuse Center
- Edition 2: Coming up: Guardianship/Alternatives to Guardianship
- Edition 3: Intimate Partner Abuse in Later Life
- Edition 4: NYC’s Temporary Shelter Options for Elder Abuse Victims
- Edition 5: Capacity Evaluations in Elder Abuse Cases
- Edition 6: NYCEAC Social Media Resources: Helping You Help Older Victims
- Edition 7: Exploring the Intersection of Elder Abuse and Mental Health
- Edition 8: Elder Justice in the Blogosphere
- Edition 9: I’ll Stand by You: Recognizing Concerned Family, Friends and Neighbors in the Lives of Elder Abuse Victims
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The upcoming edition will focus on social media.
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