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Each year on or around June 15, communities and municipalities around  the world plan activities and programs to recognize World Elder Abuse  Awareness Day, a day set aside to spread awareness of the abuse of the  elderly (Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect, 2013). The  abuse of older adults is a growing concern and statistics suggest that  the number of elders experiencing abuse is an alarmingly high number.  Research suggests that close to half the people diagnosed with dementia  experience some form of abuse (Cooper, C., Selwood, A., Blanchard, M.,  Walker, Z., Blizard, R., & Livingston, G., 2009; Wiglesworth, A.,  Mosqueda, L., Mulnard, R., Liao, S., Gibbs, L., & Fitzgerald, W.,  2010, as cited on http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Data/index.aspx).  Elder abuse takes on many forms and can include physical, emotional,  psychological, and economic abuse. The legendary American actor, Mickey  Rooney, spoke to the United States Senate, describing his own  experiences of pain and neglect at the hands of his stepson, asking  legislators to take seriously the abuse of the elderly.
For this Discussion, go to the Walden Library and find a  scholarly article that presents some of the most important psychosocial  issues related to elder abuse.

Post   a summary of the article you found. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5649032/      (this is the article)

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How does the  article reinforce the   importance of assessing potential abuse and  neglect when working with   the elderly? 
Describe prevention and/or  intervention strategies on the   micro, mezzo, and macro levels that can  be used to address the issue of   abuse and neglect of the elderly.
suggesting alternative strategies.

Support your posts with specific references to the  Learning Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your  references.
 
 
hsberg,   E., Fahlström, G., Rönnbäck, E., Granberg, A., & Almborg, A.   (2017). Development of an instrument for assessing elder care needs. Research On Social Work Practice, 27(3), 291-306.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
 
Christ, G., & Diwan, S. (2008). Chronic illness and aging: The role of social work in managing chronic illness care. Council on social work education. Retrieved from http://www.cswe.org/getattachment/Centers-Initiatives/CSWE-Gero-Ed-Center/Teaching-Tools/Gero-Competencies/Practice-Guides/Assignments-Measurments/CI-Sec2-Role-SW.pdf.aspx  
Harrington, A. (2016). The importance of spiritual assessment when caring for older adults. Ageing And Society, 36(1), 1-16.

Paveza, G. J. (2013). Assessment of the elderly. In M. J. Holosko, C. N. Dulmus, & K. M. Sowers (Eds.), Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions (pp. 177–195). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
 
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014a). Sessions: case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
The Petrakis Family (pp. 20–22)
 

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