This case study of an adult son who physically abused his parents and the cycle of the case through the legal system is an eye-opener of how difficult it is to protect vulnerable elderly parents from dysfunctional and abusive adult children. Mighdoll discusses the results of enabling, parent denial, ineffective no contact orders, lack of evidence, and the need for an elderly hearsay exception.
"Denial and Codependence in Domestic Violence by Adult Children on their Elderly Parents ,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 7
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol7/iss1/7