Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Elder Abuse and Neglect

  • Ronald D. Adelman
  • Henna Siddiqui
  • Nancy Foldi
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


A 1991 congressional report estimated that each year 1.5 to 2 million older people are physically injured, psychologically mistreated, financially exploited, or neglected by family members (U.S. Congress, House Select Committee on Aging, 1991). Because much of this abuse and neglect occurs between spouses, this phenomenon must be viewed in the context of domestic violence, and much of it constitutes criminal offenses.


Domestic Violence Physical Abuse Adult Child Living Arrangement Partner Abuse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald D. Adelman
    • 1
  • Henna Siddiqui
    • 2
  • Nancy Foldi
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Geriatrics and GerontologyNew York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of GeriatricsWinthrop-University HospitalMineolaUSA
  3. 3.Division of NeurologyWinthrop-University HospitalMineolaUSA

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