Sadly, elder abuse is common when discussing the negative impacts that family caregiving might have on a senior. This often comes in the form of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, or financial abuse. All of these forms of abuse take advantage of the elderly, this is due to them being incapacitated or too weak and embarrassed to make it stop. In terms of family caregiving, neglect is the largest breach of trust. Neglect is defined as a failure to protect an elder from harm.
Elder Abuse has become a major issue in our country today. Statistics indicate a high rate of abuse of the elderly population. Unfortunately, elderly people are abused in our country on a daily basis. They are either abused by their friends, relatives or in their own homes by their caretakers. Also, elderly people can be and are abused in the facilities in which they are receiving care.
According to the DSM-IV TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), for a person to be diagnosed with OCD, he/she must have compulsions, obsessions or both of them. In addition, the obsessions and compulsions must be repetitious and must be recognized to be extreme. Individuals with OCD have repeated thoughts and images about many things for example, the fear of dirt and intruders, hurting the people around them. Involve in sexual acts and acts of violence, and being over tidy. In addition, these patients will do these acts repeatedly, since they cannot control the unwanted recurring behaviors and thoughts in their minds.
The banks wanted their money from the brokers. The brokers wanted their money from the customers. The only way most customers could get the money was to sell the stock, and selling the stock depressed the market even more, increasing pressure all along the line. (Judith S. Baughman, Victor Bondi, Richard Layman, Tandy McConnell, and Vincent Tompkins) Upon the banks having to shut down completely, people began to lose their savings. All of their hard earned money was just suddenly taken away as in if they never had any money in the first place.
My best friend since childhood killed herself by eating 56 valium pills. Her suicide note said that she was too ashamed of herself to face her family anymore. Her parents didn't even bother to come to her funeral. We had to take up a collection in the bar to bury her. Two weeks later another good friend choked to death on his own vomit.
And he wasn’t alone. If people did not get their money fast enough from a bank and it closed, that money would be lost forever. The failing banks alone had a huge affect on the economy of the country for this reason. Even though the Great Depression was not President Hoover’s fault, many Americans blamed him and where not happy with how he handled this severe situation. Homeless people built “Hoovervilles”, which were small shantytowns where homeless individuals and families lived.
They spend large amounts of time doing odd rituals. The rituals can take hours a day and make the sufferers miserable and doesn’t allow them for much of a business or social life (Harvard Mental Health Letter). At one OCD clinic, many had lost years of work to their symptoms. Seventy-five percent said the disorder interfered with their family lives and thirteen percent had attempted suicide (Harvard Mental Health Letter: 1998). Phebe Tucker, a psychiatrist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, explained, the most common obsession is washing hands for fear of contamination.
According to the Nation Council on Aging (NCOA), “approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and up have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abuse each year.” More specifically, a study based in New York estimated that 260,00 (1 in 13) older adults in the state of New York were victims of at least one form of elder abuse in the preceding year. The study revealed that major financial exploitation was self-reported at a rate of 41 per 1,000 surveyed, which was higher than self-reported rates o emotional, physical and sexual abuse or neglect. (NCEA, 2016). But, sadly with all of the issues of abuse only 1 in 14 cases of abuse get reported to authorities (NCOA, 2017).
Throughout the great depression banks failed. Bank deposits were uninsured and made banks fail and made people lose their saving with the bank that failed. The banks that were still going in the great depression were unsure of the economic situation and were concerned for their own survival and were hoping they can just wait it out until it goes back up, so they stopped giving out loans. Also with the stock market crash the fear of it crashing made people stop purchasing things which made the things that companies make go out business because nobody is buying their product which means that they have no money to pay their workers which means the companies would have to file for bankruptcy. When the companies go out of business things skyrocket like milk or sugar because no one is making it and there is a demand so there was inflation in the everyday life of a citizen.
There was absolute chaos when people heard that the stock market had crashed, which led to bank runs. People did not trust banks anymore and wanted to get their money so they could make sure their money was in safe hands. When one of the first bank runs occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, this kick started a movement of bank runs. The banks only carried a portion of the depositor’s money and would provide the rest to borrowers. So when people came to the banks for their money, the banks did not have all of it.