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Elder abuse is one of the most under-recognized and under-reported social problems in the U.S., including in Iowa. Abuse is found in many forms: physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, and financial exploitation; or it can be found in combination.

LOS ANGELES - It starts with a baseball. Each person who attends the monthly BasebALZ program in a conference room at the offices of Alzheimer's Los Angeles is handed one, faded and scuffed. For the next two hours, those suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia will hold that baseball. Some will clutch it tightly as they listen to stories about former baseball greats. ...

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