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Policy Implications of Recognizing that Caregiver Stress is Not the Primary Cause of Elder Abuse

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Published Date
September, 2013

Studies show the causes of elder abuse to be wide-ranging, and not necessarily an outcome of caregiver stress. This paper discusses how seeing caregiver stress as a primary cause of abuse has unintended and detrimental consequences that affect the efforts to end this widespread problem.