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Elder abuse can take on many forms, from physical and emotional mistreatment to financial exploitation. Sadly, this despicable crime is more common than we think. I’d like to thank Norma and Toby from Girlfriends With Aging Parents for allowing me to share a very personal story on this topic.

I hope it underscores the fact that we, as care partners, must be diligent about knowing what signs to look for. It’s one of those things that we tend to think only happens to other people, but the fact is, it can happen to anyone…