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Seven ways to avoid the health scams targeting seniors

Seven ways to avoid the health scams targeting seniors

The FBI did a presentation in November for AARP that had some valuable information that can help older adults. In working with seniors now, I often seen many of these scams played out and work to undo and recoup money that has been siphoned away through exploitation. The majority of senior scams start when the […]

As we age, changes in our brain make us more susceptible to exploitation.

As we age, changes in our brain make us more susceptible to exploitation.

Changes in our brains as we age make us more susceptible to fraud.

Elder Fraud: The Silent Epidemic

Elder Fraud: The Silent Epidemic

Financial fraud is stealing $36 billion from our elders every year. So often, they don’t recognize it or they are too ashamed to tell family members for fear of repercussions. The Equifax breach is just one more in a long line of complications. One of the things you might do for yourself and your loved […]

The Subtle Elder Abuse You Might Not Notice

The Subtle Elder Abuse You Might Not Notice

Some forms of elder abuse are so subtle you might not notice them if you don’t know what to watch for.

Three Common Senior Scams

Three Common Senior Scams

Learn about the common scans devised to prey on seniors. Having charities lead the list is surprising, but true.

Navigating the Early Stages of Dementia

Navigating the Early Stages of Dementia

I feel that the early phases of dementia bring some of the hardest things to navigate. Things get lost, misplaced, or hidden really well, and it can be incredibly frustrating as well as humiliating to the person who is missing their phone, keys, purse, or wallet. With no short-term memory, it’s hard to rely on […]

Decisional Capacity and Short Term Memory Loss

Decisional Capacity and Short Term Memory Loss

Individuals with mild cognitive impairment can often still make solid decisions.