ELDER NEGLECT By N., Sam M.S. - 22 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 CHILD ABUSE (The Battered-Child Syndrome) Dissociative Identity Disorder A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide FAMILY CARE Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CHILD PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ANTISOCIAL REACTION TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ELDER NEGLECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/elder-neglect/ (accessed June 28, 2022).