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Defining elder abuse

Elder abuse takes many forms, as do the factors that contribute to it. Use this page to learn about the:

  • Five types of elder abuse
  • Negative impact of ageism
  • Common factors that contribute to elder abuse
  • People capable of elder abuse

Recognising Elder Abuse

Everyone’s circumstances are different. But there are some factors that victims of elder abuse are likely to share. Use this page to learn about:

  • The factors that contribute to elder abuse
  • What to look for; a guide for family, friends & carers