Monday, July 16, 2007

The Elderly are being Robbed and Exploited. And it's their Grasping Children who are Targeting them

Alexander Chancellor Friday Revised July 16, 2007 The Guardian

Parents are sitting ducks. They can't imagine that their children would want to do them any harm

Recently there has been a spate of articles on elder abuse. The New York Times first took up the subject....And the consensus among the experts is that most elder abuse - physical, financial, psychological, even sexual - is carried out by relatives. "The rich and powerful are as helpless and vulnerable as anybody else," said one American specialist in the field.

It is the same in Britain. The charity Action on Elder Abuse recently published a chilling report saying that middle-aged sons and daughters were the people most likely to rob their parents. It said that 53% of theft, fraud and deception against elderly people was committed by their children.

It seems incredible that they should allow greed to override their natural affection....

Maybe they just resent having been born.

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