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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Abuse of older people on the rise, says study

Elderly people

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 the Word Health Organisation (WHO) and published in the Lancet Global Health, has found that almost 16% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to psychological abuse (11.6%), ...

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