Paper Title: Case Series: Elder Abuse

Authors: Buowari D.Y.

Abstract/Summary:

Background:
Worldwide, there is an increase in the number of older persons and they need to be cared for. Elder abuse was once thought to be none
existent in Nigeria, but this is not so as few Nigerian studies have shown that it exists in although it is under reported.

Aim of Case Series:
This case series highlights different types of elder abuse in the society.

Case Series:
This is a case series of three cases of elder abuse. Case I is a 102 year old female hypertensive, widow with no living child who suffered neglect
and psychological elder abuse. Case II is an 89 year old widow who suffered emotional and psychological elder abuse. Case III is a 72 year
old male who suffered physical elder abuse.

Conclusion:
There is need for enlightenment of the Nigerian populace on this public health issue as a way of reducing this menace. Elder abuse can lead
to depression of the victim. In severe cases it may lead to suicide

Publication Date:
2018-12-31

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