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Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

Including taking drugs or drinking
(HealthDay News) -- Caring for an elderly person can be a stressful challenge, and sometimes that can lead to abuse.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says potential signs of elder abuse among caregivers include:
Drinking too much alcohol or abusing drugs. Showing high levels of stress. Lacking social support. Becoming dependent on the elder, either financially or emotionally. Showing signs of depression.
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