Ramani’s blog Quoted In White House Policy Brief on Aging

Information from Ramani’s blog was quoted in US White House Policy Briefing on Ageing and Elders’ Abuse in 2015.

Yet another is on Family values.

This makes me work harder to check and cross check what I write.

I am also happy that eight doctorates have been obtained, most of them in France by taking references from Ramani’s blog.

I would request readers to point out inaccuracies in this blog.

Needless to say that such information must be authentic and contain authentic sources/Links.

I do not consider my self as infallible nor am I quite learned.

I explore with an open mind.

My aim is to present facts from authentic sources for the benefit of the common man.

I try to avoid jargon.

I try to present World/Indian History as it happened and without bias.

Especially Indian History which is taught is mere mis/disinformation.

‘Asathoma Sathgamaya’

Lead Me from Untruth to Truth.

Regards to my Readers.

Elder Justice

As Americans live longer and technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, older Americans face new challenges and opportunities. While technology is helping individuals to live longer and healthier lives, older Americans may be susceptible to financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse.

Elder abuse is a serious public health problem affecting millions of older Americans each year, with some studies suggesting that as few as one in 23 cases is reported to authorities. Elder abuse is defined as intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm to an older person (whether or not harm is intended). Elder abuse encompasses physical abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, sexual abuse, as well as emotional and psychological abuse.

Preventing, identifying, and responding to elder abuse requires a multifaceted approach because abuse does not fit a single pattern. Elder abuse is a “complex cluster of distinct but related phenomena” that involves health, legal, social service, public safety, and financial issues, and therefore calls for a coordinated and sustained response across multiple disciplines. The term “elder justice” refers to the collective action taken by public and private partners to address elder abuse. These partners may include federal, state, local, and tribal entities, as well as private organizations that respond to elder abuse in all its forms.……

This study was done over the phone and screened out for dramanan50.files.wordpress.com/…/…0636546_n.jpgementia. Since we know that dementia increases the likelihood of abuse and that isolation is a key risk factor in abuse, these statistics are likely understated. In fact, a 2009 study revealed that close to 50% of people with dementia experience some kind of abuse. (Cooper, C, Selwood, A., Blanchard, M., Walker, Z., Blizard, R., & Livingston, G. (2009) Abuse of people with dementia by family carers: Representative cross sectional survey. British Medical Journal, 338, b155) Any other medical condition with a 14% prevalence rate would be considered an epidemic!
It is also critical to highlight that the issue of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation is primarily a family issue and is not limited to nursing homes and home care providers. In fact, over 90% of elder abuse happens at the hands of one’s own family and friends (see https://outofthefog.net/Statistics.html or ramanan50.files.wordpress.com/…/…0636546_n.jpg )

Source and Citation.


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