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Abuse and Neglect of Older People in Ireland 


Aim and objectives

In order to address elder abuse effectively as a societal problem within Ireland the extent to which older people are experiencing abuse and neglect needs to be identified. This study addresses that need and is the first to measure the prevalence of abuse and neglect of older people in Ireland. The survey focused on community-dwelling older people’s experiences of abuse or neglect, and provides information on the type, frequency and impact of mistreatment on older people. It also outlines a profile of demographic, socio-economic, health and social support characteristics of those who have experienced mistreatment compared to people who have not, and includes a profile of those who were identified as perpetrators of mistreatment.


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8th November 2010



Auxiliary Documents

Report Summary


Seminar video presentations

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Dr. Corina Naughton



Prof. Karl Pillemer

Ireland AM interview with Dr. Corina Naughton

Video of Dr. Corina Naughton (University College Dublin) and Anne Dempsey (Senior Helpline) being interviewed on Ireland AM on TV3 about the report findings

9th November 2010


Mr. Frank Murphy



Presentation slides