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Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse against the elderly can be verbal or nonverba. Both can be devastating and include the following behaviors: blaming the victim, scapegoating the victim, engaging in demeaning behavior toward the elder, humiliating the victim, ridiculing the victim, ignoring the needs of the elderly person, terrorizing the elderly person, behaving menacingly toward the elder, intimidating the elder, isolating the elder from friends, family or social occasions, yelling at the victim, using threatening behavior against the elder.

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