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  • Woman charged with abusing 80-year-old mother with dementia

    A Puyallup woman has been charged with abusing her 80-year-old mother who has dementia.


  • Eyes and ears for elders

    Roughly one in 10 elders report mistreatment or neglect, according to federal statistics. But some who suffer emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect don’t tell anyone, fearful of retaliation …


  • Elder neglect suspect arrested on felony theft charge

    The man charged with mistreating a 106-year-old Kettle Falls woman was arrested today at a hearing initially set to allow him to appoint a new attorney to represent him in …


  • Nearly $1 million missing from starving woman’s accounts

    The neglect case involving a 106-year-old woman found begging for food in her squalid Kettle Falls home has morphed into a records hunt by law enforcement and others who say …


  • Elder abuse often not reported

    According to a 2009 report by Adult Protective Services, Spokane County had almost 200 substantiated reports of elder abuse in 2008 It’s a number that experts say is likely just …


  • Woman denies abusing, stealing from mother

    A 59-year-old woman accused of depriving her mother of food and water, leaving the older woman soaking in feces and urine, and stealing thousands of dollars from her estate said …


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