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#Financial Abuse

From TheJournal.ie Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters' Family Issues

Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters'

A report has found that the number of men suffering from abuse increases three fold in the over 80s category.

From TheJournal.ie 'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse' Column

'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse'

We need to face up to the reality of this situation. Financial abuse can happen anyone, writes Eileen O’Callaghan.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to lift the lid on financial abuse of older people' Elder Abuse

'We need to lift the lid on financial abuse of older people'

Research suggests that up to 10% of older adults may experience financial abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year Physical

Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year

The most common type of abuse among 18-64 years olds was physical 48%, psychological 24% and sexual abuse 11%.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member Financial Abuse

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown Financial Abuse

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown

The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals Elder Abuse

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals

The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.