|Vulnerability, Cognitive Impairment, and Undue Influence: Webinar on Protecting People with Dementia Against Elder Abuse
The issue of elder abuse is receiving increased attention, and people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are particularly vulnerable. Join the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT for a webinar on Vulnerability, Cognitive Impairment, and Undue Influence--A Recipe for Mistreatment. The webinar will provide insights into this emerging public health problem and include discussion of a new uniform definition of "elder abuse" to bring consistency to public health surveillance efforts. Opportunities to protect people with cognitive impairment from abuse will also be raised. Please register in advance (and input meeting number: 748 905 085).
Dr. Bonnie J. Olsen of the National Center on Elder Abuse will explain why people with cognitive impairment are at risk for physical, emotional, and other types of abuse. She will also describe the current scope and burden of the problem. Dr. Jeffrey Hall from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention will discuss new guidance on surveillance of elder abuse and plans for use in public health and other sectors. Together, Drs. Olsen and Hall will explore ways the public health community can address abuse of people with dementia, including through partnerships with the aging network and law enforcement.
Be sure to register online (meeting number: 748 905 085), mark your calendars, and forward this message to any interested colleagues.
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