Title

Elder mistreatment among rural family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-1-1996

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Fam Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Family Nursing

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/386