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1 In 6 Older People Experience Some Form Of Abuse, WHO Study Says

WHO: Abuse of older people on the rise — 1 in 6 affected
“Around one in six older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide. A new study, supported by WHO and published in the Lancet Global Health, has found that almost 16 percent of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to either psychological abuse (11.6 percent), financial abuse (6.8 percent), neglect (4.2 percent), physical abuse (2.6 percent), or sexual abuse (0.9 percent)…” (6/14).

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