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What are the priorities for addressing the elder abuse crisis?

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King Man
3 June 2021
What are the priorities for addressing the elder abuse crisis?

What are the priorities for addressing the elder abuse crisis?

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Prudence Wong
3 June 2021

No problem.

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King Man
3 June 2021

Thanks for your answer.

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Prudence Wong
3 June 2021

According to the Elder Justice Roadmap the priorities for addressing the elder abuse crisis include the following:
1. Awareness: Increase public awareness of elder abuse, a multifaceted problem that requires a holistic, well-coordinated response in services, education, policy, and research.
2. Brain health: Conduct research and enhance focus on cognitive (in)capacity and mental health— critical factors both for victims and perpetrators.
3. Caregiving: Provide better support and training for the tens of millions of paid and unpaid caregivers who play a critical role in preventing elder abuse.
4. Economics: Quantify the costs of elder abuse, which is often entwined with financial incentives and comes with huge fiscal costs to victims, families, and society.
5. Resources: Strategically invest more resources in services, education, research, and expanding knowledge to reduce elder abuse.

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