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Types of Abuse Resources

The abuse of older people is expressed in a variety of ways, due to a variety of factors.

It can stem from acts that cause psychological and emotional scars for the victim-survivor, to violent acts that cause physical or sexual harm. However, types of abuse are not singular, and victims suffer interacting and multiple forms of abuse. In this section, please find a range of information about the six different types of abuse that older people face, and advice on how to prevent or help intervene to stop these acts.


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