MISSING VOICES: ABUSE OF OLDER PERSONS IN THE WORLD

MISSING VOICES: ABUSE OF OLDER PERSONS IN THE WORLD

Abuse and neglect of older persons is a major missing item in today’s world agenda.

At all levels, locally, regionally and internationally, elder abuse is under-recognized and underestimated – and therefore not addressed or prevented. Elder abuse – including neglect and abandonment – is an extreme form of discrimination against older persons called “ageism”.

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