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Karl Pillemer

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Chapter 13: Elder Abuse Is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers

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Elder Abuse Is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers
Elder abuse is caused by the deviance and dependence of abusive caregivers
KarlPillemer

Why do people abuse elderly family members? As with other forms of family violence, this question is as critically important to answer as it is difficult to do so. Some of the difficulties are methodological: Obtaining information on a hidden—and, for many people, shameful—topic is a daunting task at best. The search for risk factors has also been clouded by elder abuse's 30-year history as a social problem: Early assertions, founded on faulty data (or no data at all) have been repeated so frequently that they have come to be widely believed, despite the lack of evidence. Research has yet to ...

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