POLITICS
12/16/2013 06:56 EST | Updated 02/15/2014 05:59 EST

Signs and symptoms that may indicate that an older adult is being victimized

OTTAWA - Signs and symptoms that may indicate an older adult is being victimized or neglected:

— fear, anxiety, depression or passivity in relation to a family member, friend or care provider

— unexplained physical injuries

— dehydration, poor nutrition or poor hygiene

— improper use of medication

— confusion about new legal documents, such as a new will or a new mortgage

— sudden drop in cash flow or financial holdings

— reluctance to speak about the situation

(Source: Status of Women Canada)