Tackling abuse of older people: five priorities for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing
This policy brief outlines five priorities to prevent and respond to abuse of older people:
- combat ageism;
- generate more and better data on prevalence and on risk and protective factors;
- develop and scale up cost–effective solutions;
- make an investment case for addressing the issue; and
- raise funds to tackle the issue.
If governments, United Nations agencies and development organisations, civil society organisations, academic and research institutions and funders implement these priorities, we can reduce the number of older people worldwide who experience abuse and contribute to improving their health, well-being and dignity.