Category Archives: Risks-loneliness and social isolation, EAN, discrimination

What other measures could be used to combat age discrimination?

Although legislation can be educative, the Australian Human Rights and Equal Employment Commissioner concluded “age-based stereotypes must be addressed by education and information as well as law and policy”. Many of my interviewees agreed. 1 They called for research to … Continue reading

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What can be done about age discrimination in the work force?

As George Leeson from the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing points out, western countries have been much slower to recognise the unfairness of age discrimination than to acknowledge discrimination on grounds of race or sex. Social or moral responsibility has … Continue reading

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Age discrimination in the work force – what is it?

Age discrimination or ageism means stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. It can include practices which exclude older people, such as denying them access to services, perhaps to medical procedures, employment or employment … Continue reading

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What can we do when financial abuse happens?

What can we do when financial abuse happens? The best approach is to prevent FEA from happening, because by the time it is recognised irreplaceable assets may have been lost. But once it is detected, what action can be taken … Continue reading

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What can we do to prevent financial abuse?

There are formal ways of protecting older people through government regulation and legal sanctions, but we might do better by raising awareness of financial elder abuse (FEA) and its effects, throughout society. Education and awareness Starting at the broadest level, … Continue reading

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What do we know about financial abuse?

The difficulties of defining Financial Elder Abuse (FEA) can make it hard to quantify. It is clearly under-recognised, as are all types of elder abuse. There are many reasons for this. Older people may not want to report that they … Continue reading

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Why does financial elder abuse occur?

Consistent with the complex nature of financial elder abuse (FEA), there are a range of explanations and it is impossible to put a finger on a single cause. Elder abuse of all types has been associated with older people’s relatively … Continue reading

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