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Population most at risk appears to be women over 75 years of age who are widows and, in most instances, reside with relatives, one of whom is the abuser. The elder woman is most often white, is of poor to modest financial means and is a Protestant. She is frail and vulnerable. Abused elder will become more vulnerable over time.
Typical abuser is presumably a caregiver because most victims clearly suffer from a range of physical and mental impairments. Most frequently an adult child. Abuser is middle-aged unless he is a spouse or grandchild.
Can include confusion and disorientation, fearfulness, trembling and fidgeting when talking of certain subjects, changing the subject frequently, cowering in the presence of the caregiver, and referring all questions, even basic ones, to the caregiver.
Indicators can range from ambivalence, deference, obsequiousness, and shame to suicide.
The misappropriation of the assets of the elderly person.
Indicators include unusual activity in bank accounts, change in address of bank statements, the production of documents that the elder does not understand, care is not commensurate with the size of the estate, lack of amenities, caregiver expresses unusual or sole interest in financial aspects of elder person’s care, personal belongings are missing, etc.