Category: Elder Exploitation

8 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Elder Abuse for an Aging Parent

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Elder abuse affects millions of seniors, not just in the United States but across the globe. Unfortunately, research tells us that as older populations continue to grow in size, and as life-expectancy continues to increase, incidents of elder abuse could skyrocket. Already, the National Council on Aging estimates that about one in ten Americans over… Read more »

5 Signs A Senior Loved One With Dementia May Be A Victim of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is an under-reported epidemic impacting an estimated one-in-ten aging adults. It cuts across every racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic demographic, and can cause incalculable pain and suffering. This is not including potentially staggering financial losses. One unsettling correlation, however, is that seniors with dementia are disproportionately targeted for elder abuse. Nearly one-in-two aging… Read more »

3 Tips to Protect the Elders You Love From Exploitation

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  Most of us know how to identify if our senior loved one has been a victim of physical abuse or neglect. Financial exploitation, however, can be much harder to recognize. Research tells us that Older Americans are being scammed out of approximately $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion per year due to financial exploitation. Unfortunately,… Read more »