Agency on Aging

Elder Abuse & Financial Fraud

How we perceive people affects how we act toward them.  Consider this statement.

"The pervasiveness of these ageist frameworks is damaging to the dignity of older adults, and can have detrimental effects on their health and safety.
 For example, age prejudice can result in older people experiencing diminished memory performance and a lessened ability to cope with stress, thereby increasing vulnerability to abuse and exploitation, In addition, devaluing older adults creates a society less inclined to protect vulnerable older people. Thus, ageism works against abuse prevention." Mark Lachs, MD, MPH