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Elder Mistreatment in the African American Community

  title={Elder Mistreatment in the African American Community},
  author={Edna Brown},
Today most people in America are living longer than at any previous time in our history. Medical technology, more knowledge concerning nutrition and healthy lifestyles contribute to a longer life span. Regrettably, resources such as services geared specifically for the elderly have not increased or are increasing at a slower pace than needed (Griffin & Williams, 1992). Baron and Welty (1996) cite a report presented at the Joint Conference on Law and Aging that states by the beginning of the… 

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  • S. Tomita
  • Sociology
    Journal of cross-cultural gerontology
  • 1994
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