How to Recognize Abuse in the Elderly
It’s estimated that up to 10% of cognitively intact elderly and up to 47% of adults with dementia have experienced some form of abuse. What are some warning signs we should look for? Are there recommended questions we should be asking our elderly patients? This week we’re talking with Dr. Paul Takahashi, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician and physician in Community Internal Medicine, about recognizing abuse in the elderly.