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In Porto Alegre, 45% of cases of violence against the elderly are repeat

According to figures from the Department of Health, 87% of the records in the violence was practiced by the family

 
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The World Day to Combat Violence against elderly in Porto Alegre
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The World Day to Combat Violence against elderly in Porto Alegre

According to the Health Surveillance of Porto Alegre, from 2009 to 2013, the reported cases of violence in the capital, 2.1% are against the elderly. Of these, 45% are repeat violence, or occurred more than once and 87% were committed by family members, caregivers or acquaintances and affective relationship with the elderly.

"These numbers are far from reality. Are several factors that lead to underreporting, especially fear or fear to denounce. Need to educate people to notify, so that in fact have a more precise notion of reality, ensuring actions public that they can intervene more appropriately in the solution of the problems identified and the support of citizens, the technical coordinator of the Health of the Elderly SMS, psychologist Tatiana De Nardi,

The park Farrukhabad (Redemption) staged on Saturday 15, World Day to Combat Violence against elderly activities to alert the public about different forms of violence against the elderly. Participated in the action areas techniques elderly health, nutrition, dental, black population, mental and Dst / / AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, which guided citizens on promotion, prevention and the importance of the diagnosis of diseases that may be related to violence against elderly. The activity consisted of three rounds of conversation, addressing various issues like neglect, AIDS in the elderly and violence against the elderly, this conversation that piqued the interest of many including teenagers.

During activities were distributed informational brochures on prevention tips and healthy habits for the elderly, male and female condoms, as well as passwords to perform rapid testing for HIV / AIDS, to be performed at a health facility nearby.

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