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New York Nursing Home Injury Lawyers: Alzheimer's Patient Abuse

Neglect and abuse of Alzheimer's patients in nursing homes occurs more frequently than once realized. Because this condition affects the brain, it robs people of their memories and adversely affects their behavior. People with Alzheimer's are particularly vulnerable to many forms of abuse and neglect.

Physical Abuse and Neglect

Alzheimer’s is difficult, frustrating and challenging; to say the least. Frequently affected is the ability to recall and follow instructions. Support staff may lose their temper; they may verbally or physically abuse an Alzheimer patient; some may neglect an elders needs. This is unacceptable care.

Emotional and Mental Abuse

"You made this mess. You clean it up."

"If you do that one more time, I'll put you in restraints."

"Of course your kids aren't coming to see you. Why would anyone want to visit a crabby old lady like you? All you do is complain."

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse Emotional, mental abuse inflicts pain, anguish and distress; whether by verbal or non-verbal acts. Emotional and mental abuse can include verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation and harassment. Some examples:

  • Treating someone like an infant
  • Preventing a senior from visiting family, friends or taking part in activities
  • Giving the resident the silent treatment
  • Punishment such as failing to respond a call bell

We advocate for seniors who suffer emotional or psychological injury due to substandard care.


Security and supervision are essential. Without safeguards, Alzheimer's patients can wander from their environment. Because of cognitive changes from the disease wandering patients are a known risk.

Abuse as Punishment

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, victims of emotional or mental abuse may exhibit the following signs and symptoms:

  • Emotional upset or agitation
  • Becoming withdrawn, non-communicative or non-responsive
  • Unusual behavior such as sucking, biting or rocking
  • A report of being verbally or emotionally mistreated

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Help With Difficult Choices

We know how wrenching it is to learn that an elderly loved one suffered the indignity of neglect. Often victims are afraid of retribution, they are afraid of the problems it will cause their family. That is why adult children or grandchildren of an elderly loved one contacts us.

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https://nyelderinjurylaw.com 866-326-4196 Adams Law Firm handles all types of nursing home neglect cases from bed sores, falls, stolen valuables to medication errors. Contact an elder law attorney at our Bardonia, Bronx or New York City office.

Adams Law Firm, P. C. provides comprehensive nursing home, assisted living center, and group home abuse and neglect representation throughout New York and the entire tri-state region, including Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Westchester County, and Bergen County, New Jersey. As well New York City and the communities of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Haverstraw, New City, Spring Valley, Nyack, White Plains, and Yonkers.

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