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June 2017: 6 Myths About Elder Abuse

PBS’ “Next Avenue” quoted Kathleen Wilber of the USC Leonard Davis School on how the signs of elder abuse are not always apparent.

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Feb 2017: Why More Firms Should Adopt the Facebook Bereavement Policy

PBS’ “NextAvenue” quoted Kate Wilber of the USC Leonard Davis School of the positive impact extended paid bereavement time can have on an employee’s relationship with an employer.

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Oct 2016: USC Supports Task Force to Improve Well-being for Family Caregivers

Cheryl Brown made a promise to her mother. “My mother said, ‘don’t you put me in a nursing home. Don’t you do that to me’,” said Brown, who cared for her mother at home after she suffered a stroke. Brown actually became a family caregiver at age 12 when she…

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Sep 2016: How Can Health Care Professionals Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse?

Doctors, first responders and other health care professionals can use techniques inspired by law enforcement to better identify and address cases of elder abuse, according to a clinical case study led by USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology researchers. Marti DeLiema PhD ’15 is first author of the case study…

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Nov 2015: Representing USC Leonard Davis School at GSA 2015

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Conference provides a platform for showcasing research and establishing professional academic connections across the U.S. and abroad. The Secure Old Age Lab had a considerable presence at the 2015 GSA Conference in Florida, representing some of the social aging research being conducted at…

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June 2014: New Study Reveals Tactics Used For Training Sales Associates to Deceive Older Adults

Why do telemarketers and other sales persons seem to have no moral qualms peddling bogus products and services to consumers? Do they know that they are actively participating in a scam? Do they care? A new study from the USC Davis School of Gerontology helps answer these questions.

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May 2013: The Fight to End Elder Abuse

USC Davis School doctoral student Marguerite DeLiema served as the keynote speaker for Fresno’s “Elder Abuse Prevention Conference 2013: Protecting an Aging Population,” held on May 8. “I was very pleased to present on our 2012 study on the prevalence and risk factors of elder abuse among low-income Latino elders…

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July 2012: USC Study Examines Abuse of Low-Income Latino Elders

A sobering new study by researchers from the USC Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported. More than 40 percent of Latino elders told Spanish-speaking interviewers that they had been abused or neglected in the last year — yet only 1.5 percent of…
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