Tuesday, June 17, 2008

AARP Int'l posts forum interviews on elder abuse issues

Throughout the world, abuse and neglect of older persons has been largely under-recognized or under-treated as an unspoken problem. Today, it is increasingly being seen as an important problem but may also be likely to grow as many countries experience rapidly aging populations. Similar to other types of violence, abuse of the elderly includes physical, financial, sexual and psychological abuse, as well as neglect. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 16), AARP International hosted  a two-week online forum of experts from around the world. The aim of this online dialogue is to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by facilitating a global discussion among key national experts to raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

Interviews and other info on the forum are available at http://www.aarpinternational.org/conference/conference_show.htm?doc_id=671481


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