Elder mistreatment among rural family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Fam Nurs
Journal of Family Nursing
DOI of Published Version
This article presents four case studies of elder abuse from the files of a multisite training project designed to teach rural caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders how to better manage behavioral problems associated with dementia. The cases are used to illustrate characteristics of victims, perpetrators, and family systems that are vulnerable to abuse. The examples presented reflect a variety of factors associated with abuse in caregiving situations, including denial and maladaptive personality characteristics in the caregiver, and anxiety and lack of knowledge. The role of health care professionals and researchers who uncover abuse or neglect situations is also discussed.
Elder Abuse, Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiver Burden, Rural Areas -- Midwestern United States, Funding Source, Midwestern United States, Aging, Elder Abuse -- Prevention and Control, Theory, Aged, Male, Female
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of Family Nursing, 2:3 (1996) pp.249-265.