The American Academy of Neurology has issued a position statement calling for clinicians to screen patients for abusive or violent treatment by family members, caregivers, and/or others. Available for free at www.neurology.org, the statement notes that patients with neurologic disorders—especially Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or stroke—might be at higher risk for abuse and neglect than others.

 Full Position Statement: American Academy of Neurology.