Elder abuse is an acute problem in many countries around the world. About 4-6% of elder suffer from maltreatment at home or experienced it at least once. This problem drew attention of UN member states representatives, who created World Elder Abuse Day. This observance was established on December 19, 2011 aiming to encourage international and regional organizations and individuals to observe it in an appropriate manner.
Quantity of elder people will rise to 20% of planet's population till 2050, according to experts. But problem of ageing nations already exists, but it's not paid attention to. The Madrid Intentional Plan on Ageing (2002) was created to handle issues of ageing nations, elder abuse, older persons development, advancement of their health and well-being. This plan suggests ways for governments and non-governmental organizations to change treatment of older people in society.Remind me with Google Calendar
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