Elder Abuse: A Subject Many Don’t Want To Talk About

Elder abuse is a growing problem in Malaysia’s fast-ageing society but it is a crime that is grossly under-reported. Just like domestic violence, most view it as a “family matter” that is best dealt within the family.

Geriatrician Consultant, Dr Rajbans Singh says that often times, elder abuse occurs unintentionally because their caretakers are not aware on how to care for the elderly.

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