Montreal Gazette - Why stiffer sentences for elder abuse won't solve the problem


(Op-ed by Mark J. Yaffe, professor of family medicine at McGill University and St. Mary's Hospital Centre): Elder abuse is an important, frequently missed and under-reported cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. It encompasses inappropriate or unwanted physical, sexual, psychological or verbal interactions, financial or material mismanagement, and neglect or deprivation.