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Elder Abuse, Neglect & Cognitive Impairment: What Do We Do?

Kris Fredrickson, MCW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

VA Puget Sound Health Care System
University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the definition of vulnerable adult and the role of Adult Protective Services
  • Identify the types of abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Explain interventions available for older adults experiencing abuse, neglect or exploitation

[From the Winter 2019 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias); NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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