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Better to slap someone with the truth than hug them with a lie!" It's this type of brutal honesty that can sometimes divert our attention from the message since we're affected so much by the style of delivery.
Reingold, MSW, JD, executive vice-president of the Home, explains the purpose of this: "Some incidents of elder abuse are inadvertent, not deliberate, such as when a frustrated family member might slap someone with Alzheimer's, or might simply be trying to keep from being struck.