1.6 What is Elder Emotional/Psychological Abuse?

What is Elder Emotional/Psychological Abuse?

  • Verbal or nonverbal behaviors that inflict anguish, mental plain, fear, or distress in an older adult.
  • Examples include:
    • Humiliation.
    • Disrespect.
    • Verbal or non-verbal threats.
    • Harassment.
    • Geographic or interpersonal isolation.
(CDC, 2021; NIA, 2023)