Study Finds Treating Self-Neglect Among Older Adults Can Prevent Later Abuse – The Maine Monitor

Read article - Features a study led by Stuart Lewis, associate professor of medicine, that found that older adults who neglect themselves often experience other mistreatment at the same time and are at risk of further abuse. "Self-neglect is a huge unmet need in elder mistreatment," Lewis said. "It has been, historically, a very difficult circumstance to intervene in ways that provide benefit to the person."