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The National Center on Elder Abuse has released a brief focusing on information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American elders, particularly involving financial exploitation and psychological abuse.

The brief notes that in 2014 there were 4 million African Americans age 65 and older, comprising 9 percent of the older population in the United States. This population is expected to triple to 12 million, making up 12 percent of the older population by 2060.

The NCEA research offers key findings:

 

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