Elder Abuse May Lead to Six Years in Jail for Caretaker

Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are, among many other weaknesses they endure throughout the duration of their illness, easily manipulated. Caretakers to these very sick individuals are depended upon, not only by patients, but also by the families and friends of those patients. This dependence puts them in a position of great power, and as always, with power comes responsibility. Unfortunately, many of these caretakers use their position of power to take advantage of their patients. This kind of elder abuse is far too common. Our elders should be respected. Instead, some are being forced to live in inhumane conditions while their life … [Read more...]