The law and elderly people was the first text to provide easily accessible information for those involved in advice giving and service provision in this rapidly developing field this second edition has been fully revised and completely updated to reflect the major legal and social changes which have recently occurred. Elderly people and the law is a comprehensive work providing detailed and practical guidance suitable for lawyers and other professional advisers foreword there used to be three ages of man and womankind childhood adulthood and old age but now there are four. Elderly people breaking the law to use medicinal cannabis for the aches and pains of ageing leah bisiani a registered nurse who specialises in the care of elderly people in nursing homes . Like all people the elderly have certain rights and privileges that are outlined by united states legislation for example elderly rights prohibit an individual from subjecting an elder to hundreds of thousands of elders are subjected to elderly abuse every year. The book covers most if not all the areas of law that impact on the elderly after introducing the general legal background it examines such matters as mental capacity and the court of protection as well as the exercise of rights and the performance of duties by older people
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