According to a recent article, The National Center on Elder Abuse has estimated that among people 65 years and older, 1 to 2 million have been abused or exploited. In order to protect this vulnerable population, it is important to understand the various forms of elder abuse and to be able to recognize these issues. Some types of elder abuse include financial exploitation, self-neglect or caregiver negligence, and physical abuse. An article in the Bend Bulletin offers an in- depth explanation of the different types of elder abuse, along with ways to spot and prevent abuse from happening to a loved one. Follow the link to view the entire article on recognizing elder abuse.