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What are some of the different types of elder abuse?

Dr. Oluwatoyin Thomas, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

Elder abuse is a big topic with many different types. Abuse in general usually brings to mind domestic violence, but there are many more kinds of elder abuse, including the following: 

  • financial abuse
  • physical abuse
  • neglect
  • partner-on-partner (or intimate-partner) violence
  • verbal abuse

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