Author: Julia Tua

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was commemorated on Tuesday. This international day falls one week short of a warning by Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech that financial exploitation of elderly people is on the rise. The magistrate’s comment was made in the context of a conviction of misappropriation and money laundering by a lady who exploited the vulnerability of her elderly neighbour. While local news is definitely not lacking stories of abuse on older adults, most episodes of abuse are rarely reported and rarely newsworthy. Just like other forms of abuse, elder abuse is usually insidious and the perpetrators are often…

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