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Chapter 35 - The Legal Regulation of the Consequences of Aging

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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A variety of legal consequences have the potential to flow from persons reaching their senior years. Growing knowledge about the vulnerability of aging persons to be the subject of predation, cruelty, substandard care, and neglect is resulting in the formulation of prophylactic measures directed toward improving the safety of persons from what has become known as elder abuse.

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