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  • Psychological abuse

    Seniors First BC

    Psychological and emotional abuse can take many forms and affects the self-esteem and general well-being of seniors. Use this resource to learn the different ways this type of abuse can be manifested.

  • Neglect

    Seniors First BC

    If you are unsure of what neglect looks like in seniors, use this resource for more information. Neglect can be a result of depression, declining cognitive ability, inability to care for self or the presence of underlying conditions which can lead to negative social and physical consequences.

  • Medication Abuse

    Seniors First BC

    Using too much or too little medication are examples of medication abuse. This can be a result of seniors often changing doctors or caretakers using medications to make seniors more cooperative and making them easier to care for. This resource provides example scenarios of medication abuse.

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Facing a difficult health choice? Decision aids can help.

Hamilton, ON - August 30, 2017

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal now features patient decision aids to help support older adults and caregivers with important decisions involving health care. Learn more.

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