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Time to take care of elders


June is Elder Abuse Awareness month and June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. According to world statistics from the UK, the global populations of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6 percent of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly aging populations. Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons aroun...

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