Podcast Archive


February 10, 2022

Nursing Home Neglect: Preventing It and Getting Help: Laura Mosqueda, M.D.

Long-term care is or will be a fact of life for many of us and our loved ones as we age. We all deserve care – whether in the home or in a long-term care facility – that meets the highest of standards, enhancing quality of life and ensuring the protection of rights. Join us as we talk with national experts and advocates about strategies you can use in the pursuit of quality long-term care.


November 30, 2021

Rethinking Alzheimer’s Care: Laura Mosqueda, M.D.

Most Americans have an aging family member, friend, neighbor, or colleague who will someday be living with memory loss — and needing help. Join experts from USC and the Alzheimer’s Association for a conversation about the increasingly important role of caregivers in comprehensive Alzheimer’s care for #AlzheimersAwarenessMonth.

August 31, 2021

Dementia is a Family Issue:: Laura Mosqueda, M.D.

Laura Mosqueda, M.D., talks with Bobbi and Mike about geriatric medicine, elder abuse, and caregiving for the elderly and underserved.

“We tend to focus on the memory issue but really, if somebody only has a memory problem, that’s amnesia or amnestic syndrome, which is really, really rare. Whereas dementia is really common, so it’s always memory and something else. The issue is: What is that something else?” Laura says.

March. 1 2021

Medications And Elder Abuse

As we age physiologically, we change, and are more vulnerable to the side effects of medications. Medications are powerful and can be used as a tool of control. Learn more from the clinical perspective on how the misuse of medications and systemic factors can be contributors to risk of elder abuse, in addition to the prevention and intervention framework to help us all prevent elder abuse. 

February. 16 2021

Elder Abuse and Opioid Misuse

Concerns encompassing opioid misuse continue to increase, and with little information available, attention has turned to more preventative measures for the at-risk older adult population. In this podcast, Julie Schoen, JD, and Dr. Kaloostian discuss elder abuse, its red flags, and its linkage to substance abuse. Tune in as they take a deep dive on extrinsic factors at play, knowledge from the front lines, and best practices for health care professionals and family members.

February. 1 2021

Pain Management and Elder Abuse

Chronic pain can be difficult to manage, which can lead to opioid abuse and forms of elder abuse occurring simultaneously.  In this episode, Eden Ruiz-Lopez interviews Dr. Tatyana Gurvich for a discussion on pain management and the exploration of pain alternatives. Get an understanding from a pharmacist’s perspective that no patient is the same, and that medications may have different effects on each person. Included in this discussion is when pain management can cross the lines into abuse, as well as common red flags to look out for. Factors such as polypharmacy and access to over-the-counter medications may all play a part in opioid abuse. Listen in for tips on pain alternatives and how to reduce opioid use and misuse. 


June. 11 2020

Elder Mistreatment: Podcast with Laura Mosqueda

If you looked at the academic literature, you would think that elder abuse and neglect, collectively called elder mistreatment, did not exist before the 1990s.  Of course that’s not true at all, it was hidden, covered, and not a major subject of research.  Several pioneers have placed elder mistreatment firmly on the map, including XinQi Dong, Mark Lachs, and today’s GeriPal podcast guest, Dean Laura Mosqueda (@MosquedaMD) of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and Director of the National Center of Elder Abuse.  Archstone Foundation, who funds our podcast, was a critical early investor in efforts to raise awareness, study, and intervene to prevent elder mistreatment.

June. 15 2020

Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors: Sharing Strength & Resiliency Through Story

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15th, is one of many opportunities for older survivors to share their perspectives and experiences. Together, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) are Lifting up Voices for WEAAD and bringing to the forefront the lived experiences of older people around the globe.

June. 01 2020

Byline: Reframing Elder Abuse

Moderated by ASA CEO Peter Kaldes, the second podcast in the series is Bylines: Reframing Elder Abuse, and features Spring 2020 Generations authors Laura Mosqueda, Alyssa Neumann, and Eden Ruiz-Lopez talking about their article “Reframing Elder Abuse.”

March. 17 2020

Siblings Won’t Help With Elderly Parents – The Caring Generation®

The Caring Generation® – Episode 30 March 11, 2020 On this caregiver radio program Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert, empathizes with caregivers who say Siblings Won’t Help with Elderly Parents; siblings refuse to share caregiving roles and responsibilities. Guest Eden Ruiz-Lopez, Assistant Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse talks about Elder Abuse and Neglect. What to do when elderly parents ignore self-care or when family members commit elder abuse.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.