Indian Country Faces Abuse
Baldridge, Dave, Benson, William F., Aging Today
Elisa, a 57-year-old Arizona Indian woman, hasn't felt good lately. A type II diabetic, she suffers from high blood pressure and depression. Her doctor at the tribal clinic told her this year that she's overweight and will need to start insulin shots instead of oral medication. Elisa takes care of her 81-year-old mother in the reservation home where she and her siblings were born and where her father died several years ago. One of six children, she is the only daughter who remains at home. Her brothers and sisters-along with her children-all have moved to Phoenix or out of state, and seldom visit.
Elisa's mother suffered a stroke that paralyzed her left side and confined her to a …
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Publication information: Article title: Indian Country Faces Abuse. Contributors: Baldridge, Dave - Author, Benson, William F. - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 26. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2005. Page number: 7+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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