05 April 2016

Nurse Accused of Assaulting 91-year-old Dementia Patient

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — An Iredell County nurse is accused of repeatedly assaulting a 91-year-old man who suffers from dementia.

Statesville police said the man’s daughter reported the assaults at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Tamara Hager Brito has been arrested in connection with the case.

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01 April 2016

Majority of elder abuse cases are caused by family members

Financial abuse is a hidden crime. Statistics from the National Center of Elder Abuse state 90% of the time family members are the abuser.

Family Members