Victims of domestic violence are usually women and children.

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Approximately 5.1 million Americans over the age of 65 have some kind of dementia, and most states are expected to see an increase in Alzheimer’s disease prevalence by 2025.

Domestic violence is a crime without cultural boundaries.

Other ethnicities may resist acknowledging that domestic violence exists as a problem.

It can be challenging to assist victims who do not understand that help is available.One in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.Nearly 15% of women and 4% of men have been injured as a result of acts of domestic violence that included rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime .Language barriers and lack of knowledge of legal rights or resources can also be an obstacle to seeking help.Similarly, some victims may not trust the police, fear deportation, feel shame or guilt, or have a history of child victimization.Therefore, it is essential for health professionals to consider cultural differences when working with diverse communities in order to provide appropriate and sensitive services .