1.3 Statistics


  • It is estimated that about 10% of all the individuals over the age of 65 experience some form of abuse. Patel, K., et al., (2021)
  • Abuse rates are higher in long-term care facilities. Patel, K., et al., (2021)
  • Only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse are reported to the correct authorities. Patel, K., et al., (2021)
  • Cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia places elders at a high risk for abuse and neglect. Lee et al., 2018
  • Cognitive impairment without dementia often renders older adults more vulnerable to financial exploitation. Wood, 2017
Patel, K., et al., (2021)
Lee et al., 2018
Wood, 2017