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Dec 12, 2014
This latest global report was released on the UN NewsCentre website on the 10th of December. 10 December 2014 - Millions of elderly people report significant abuse each month, "an important public health problem" expected to increase in many countries as the number of people aged 60 and older is forecasted to reach about 1.2 billion by the year 2025, the World Health Organization reported today."Abusive acts in institutions include physically restraining patients, depriving them of dignity (by for instance leaving them in soiled clothes) and choice over daily affairs, intentionally providing insufficient care (such as allowing them to develop pressure sores), over- and under-medicating and withholding medication from patients; and emotional neglect and abuse," WHO said in a fact sheet released today. Continue reading