October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and sadly, older adults are not immune to the tragedy of abuse. Approximately one in ten Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of abuse or neglect reports the National Council on Aging. Yet research indicates that out of every 24 actual cases of abuse or neglect, only 1 is reported.
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