The 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary Edith+Eddie tells the story of Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison, who marry in their mid-90s and become known online as "America’s oldest interracial couple". More than an inspiring love story, theirs also is a cautionary and heart-breaking tale about the state of elder justice and guardianship in the US as Hill's daughters battle over her care and the wishes of the couple to remain together. More →
Elder Justice Roadmap
Elder Abuse Prevention
In this blog, Increasing Social Integration and Preventing Elder Abuse, Dr. Janet Wolfe discusses the importance of keeping older adults connected to others as a means of preventing elder abuse. Oftentimes, isolation leads to abuse, so by keeping older adults integrated socially, this problem can be reduced. Wolfe includes practical tips for older adults interested in replenishing their friendship network in this blog.
Dental Elder Abuse is a serious problem. If older people do not receive the dental care they need, it can lead to much more severe problems. In this blog, An Innovative Canadian Program Prevents Dental Elder Abuse, a case describing a scenario of dental elder abuse is discussed to provide readers with an understanding of dental abuse. The blog then describes the D.E.A.R. project (Dental Elder Abuse Response), which was created by Dr. Natalie Archer and Laura Tamblyn Watts in response to dental elder abuse.
Ageism & Elder Justice: A Podcast Interview with Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.
The Forensics of Elder Abuse: Clues to Solving the Puzzle
In this blog, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine – and geriatrician on NYCEAC’s MDTs – Dr. Veronica LoFaso explains how forensic medicine can help practitioners detect elder abuse. Many victims of elder abuse do not disclose their abuse, so it is important that practitioners are trained to detect abuse so that cases do not go unnoticed and untreated.
Innovative Program Shines Light on Civil Attorney’s Role in Elder Abuse Cases
Elder Abuse in the Media
When “Amour” Leads to Elder Abuse: Portrayal in Film is a discussion about Academy Award-winning film, Amour. The blog uses the movie to frame an important discussion about love and abuse, not only as portrayed in the movie, but in real life scenarios as well.
Our Pulitzer-Prize Winning, Best-Selling Author, Victim of Elder Abuse blog features a discussion about the coverage of the elder financial abuse case involving 87 year-old Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird. The blog uses Harper Lee’s story as a foundation to discuss the prevalence of financial abuse cases. The blog includes an eye-opening perspective on the frequency of such cases.