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Abuse of Older People with Dementia: A Review

Aims and objectives

The overall aim of this review of literature was to collate, analyse and summarise published literature on abuse of community-dwelling older people with dementia, in order to inform future research in this area. The objectives of the review were to identify published evidence relating to:

■the prevalence and risk factors for the abuse and neglect of older people with dementia.

■the characteristics of perpetrators who abuse older people with dementia.

■the means of recognising abuse and neglect of older people with dementia.

■the strategies for preventing and managing cases of abuse of older people with dementia.


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