CANE: The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly
The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE) is the nation’s largest database dedicated solely to elder abuse literature. Established in 1986, the database has grown to include almost 8,000 references pertaining to many aspects of elder abuse and neglect, and the conditions that impact elder mistreatment.
Search CANE to identify citations and brief summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, online resources, and public awareness materials relating to the abuse, neglect, self-neglect, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation of elders. Related issues, such as ageism, are also featured.
Through CANE, the University of Delaware has been involved for the past twenty-five years in national efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse as a social problem of significant magnitude.