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Elder abuse is a pressing concern in Western Australia, as it is in many parts of the world. It is estimated that around 1 in 20 older people in Western Australia will experience some form of abuse. With an aging population, it is crucial to understand the legal avenues available

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June 15 is the United Nations internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  With an increasingly aging population elder abuse is predicted to increase and although much elder abuse goes unreported the World Health Organisation estimates that 15.7% of people who are 60 years or older living in the community

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Elder abuse is defined as “any act which causes harm to an elder person and occurs within an informal relationship of trust, such as family or friends”.  This abuse can take many forms and may be financial, emotional or psychological, social, a form of neglect or physical.  Understanding elder abuse

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