common problems in the elderly

What is elderly abuse?

by Angie on

Abuse…, What’s the first thing that comes in your mind when you hear the word? An image of a kid being sexually abused or physically tortured? A husband hitting his wife violently which leaves her with some broken ribs and bruises everywhere? Yes, those are abuses and a crime against humanity, in my personal opinion.  What I would like to highlight, to you, is about a common abuse that may not have crossed your mind…the abuse on the elderly.

The past week was hell. My dad misplaced his glasses and what a grumpy man he became. He couldn’t read his papers and had double vision. Okay, seeing a double vision of me, probably increased his grumpiness even more. Eventually, I found his prescription glasses in his room, hiding inside his closet. Dad was so happy that I could literally see a twinkle in his eye.

This incident inspired me to write about …