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DNA Info: Chinese American Seniors Victimized by Elder Abuse

posted by Randall

ElderlyA survey of 3,000 Chicago-area Chinese Americans found one out of ten are victims of elder abuse, reports DNA Info.

“Elder abuse is a problem in the community. Older adults are too frail to go out. They depend on their children for help,” one study participant was quoted as saying in the report. “If the children ignore the elderly, then the older adults will have no place to go.”

The study is a collaboration of Rush University and Northwestern University and led by Dr. XinQi Dong of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging.

The study  “suggests Chinese elderly perceived psychological abuse to be more serious than other forms of abuse, and being subject to disrespect was a key form.”

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