Abuse of Older People with Dementia

Abuse of Older People with Dementia: A Review

Downes, C., Fealy, G., Phelan, A., Donnelly, N., Lafferty, A
NCPOP
2013

This review of literature has collated, analysed and summarised published literature on abuse of community-dwelling older people with dementia, in order to inform future research in this area.

The review clearly describes the research design and gives an overview of the studies included in the review. It reports on the findings of its review of the published evidence under the following headings:  prevalence of elder abuse of people with dementia; risk factors and correlates of elder abuse of people with dementia; perpetrators of elder abuse of people with dementia; recognising elder abuse of people with dementia; and strategies and interventions for preventing and managing elder abuse of people with dementia.