ELDER NEGLECT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The failure of the responsible care giver to provide sufficient care for an older adult. See elder abuse. ELDER NEGLECT: "Elder neglect is a form of elder abuse." Related Psychology Terms DEPENDENCY-SUPPORT SCRIPT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ELDER CARE AFTERCARE SECURE TREATMENT SETTING MATERNAL DEPRIVATION REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER NURSING HOME NEGLECT ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ELDER NEGLECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/elder-neglect/ (accessed June 3, 2020).