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Abuse of the elderly

Every year, an estimated 200,000 people aged 65 or over suffer abuse. Elder abuse includes physical and psychological abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Elderly people deserve to feel safe, and be safe. That is why the government is taking measures against elder abuse. There are awareness campaigns to encourage elderly people to seek help, and training for nurses, doctors and other professionals to learn to recognise the signs of elder abuse.