Chapter 18. Elder Abuse and Neglect

  1. Bob Woods clinical psychologist nursing assistant Chair Co-Director Academic Director Director Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People3 and
  2. Dr Linda Clare chartered clinical psychologist clinical neuropsychologist Reader in Psychology consultant4
  1. Alice Campbell Reay Clinical Practice Director Programme Director1 and
  2. Kevin D. Browne Professor of Forensic and Child Psychology2

Published Online: 7 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch18

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Campbell Reay, A. and Browne, K. D. (2008) Elder Abuse and Neglect, in Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition (eds B. Woods and L. Clare), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, Ardudwy, University of Wales, Bangor, Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2PX, UK

  2. 4

    School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Glasgow, Department of Psychological Medicine, Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow G12 0XH, UK

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool, Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012307

Online ISBN: 9780470773185



  • elder abuse and neglect;
  • intra-individual dynamics;
  • family-oriented approach to treatment;
  • interventions and identifying neglectful acts;
  • anger management and individual cognitive therapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions and Types of Abuse

  • Prevalence and Risk Factors

  • Prevention and Intervention

  • Conclusion

  • References