Category Archives: Aging Population

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South Orange County caregiver networking is booming

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How big of an issue is elder abuse in California?

  Here in California, Adult Protective Services (APS) receives more than 14,000 reports of elder and dependent adult abuse per month, and reports are increasing. There are an estimated 176,000 cases of reported elder and dependent adult abuse PER YEAR … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Deaths exceed smoking deaths

Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have risen dramatically in recent years, new government health data shows, and more Americans are dying from the illness at home. Over a 16-year period, between 1999 and 2014, death rates from Alzheimer’s disease increased almost … Continue reading

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More statistics on the aging population

In the United States, the 2010 census recorded the greatest number and proportion of people age 65 and older in decennial census history: 40.3 million, or 13 percent of the population, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. This “Boomer … Continue reading

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How to die

The Economist presented an interesting piece on dying.  The paradox of modern medicine is that people are living longer, and yet doing so with more disease. Death is rarely either quick or painless. Often it is traumatic. As the end … Continue reading

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How much elder abuse is there in Orange County?

Orange County Adult Protective Services (APS) is the first line of defense in combating elder abuse cases. APS receives more than 600 reports of abuse each month and national experts estimate that for every report of abuse, 23 are unreported … Continue reading

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10 Percent of Americans suffered elder abuse

Around 10 percent of Americans 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse, according to the National Council on Aging. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year, and one study estimated … Continue reading

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Understanding Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse occurs at the hands of a caregiver … Continue reading

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