Lecture Series

Join us to learn how to detect and prevent elder abuse or neglect

Join us on April 26, 2023, for the final IHA lecture of the spring, “Elder Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention,” by Laura Mosqueda, MD. The lecture will take place at the Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson, AZ 85721, and will also be live-streamed.

As we age, our susceptibility to abuse and neglect increases, particularly for people who live with dementia. It can be hard to distinguish between a common age-related change and a change that may actually be a forensic marker of abuse or neglect, such as a bruise or pressure sore. Many people who engage in abusive behaviors are ashamed or deeply sorry yet do not have the wherewithal to act differently; this does not excuse abusive behavior, but it does help us understand and prevent it. In this lecture, we will discuss how to detect abuse/neglect, what to do if you have a suspicion, and how to help prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Laura Mosqueda, MD, is a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California and is the Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse. She is a widely respected authority on the care of older adults and people who are underserved. Since joining KSOM, her roles have included: Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Associate Dean of Primary Care, and Dean. She is the principal investigator of two NIA-funded studies to understand the causes, consequences, and prevention of abuse of people with dementia. As a clinician, researcher, educator, administrator, and former Health and Aging Policy Fellow, she has a unique perspective that is informed by her extensive experiences in the community, including her role as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman.

This free public lecture is open to the public. Register by April 26, 2022. 

This lecture is approved for College of Medicine DEI credit.

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5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2023
In person and livestreamed

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