Elder neglect and the pathophysiology of aging.

  title={Elder neglect and the pathophysiology of aging.},
  author={K. A. Collins and Susan Erin Presnell},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  volume={28 2},
Elder neglect, one of the 6 forms of elder maltreatment, is difficult to diagnose and is underreported both in the scientific literature and to law enforcement. Recognizing fatal neglect is even more challenging especially with concurrent organic disease. Many entities can mimic elder neglect, and many age-related changes can result in pathology that may be confused with maltreatment. We retrospectively reviewed all forensic cases of individuals age sixty-five years and older which were… CONTINUE READING