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Recognizing the Signs of Financial Abuse

It is important for all of us to know the signs of financial exploitation so we can help prevent this from happening to our loved ones, such as our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or dear friends. There are several warning signs to look for and then to question further.

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06/06/2019

Protecting a Loved One from Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation or abuse of older adults occurs when a person’s resources are used by another for personal profit or gain, or when actions are taken that deprive an older person of the benefits entitled to them. No one is immune. This sort of theft can happen to anyone regardless of social standing and education levels.

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06/06/2019

Managing Finances for a Loved One with Dementia

Handling a loved one’s finances can be a difficult task, particularly when they have been diagnosed with dementia. In fact, the inability to handle finances is often one of the first signs that a loved one has the disease. They might pay bills more than once, forget to pay bills entirely, give money away unexpectedly or have trouble balancing their checkbook. Dementia can also leave a loved one open to financial risk and abuse, which can make it even more important for us to familiarize ourselves with how best to protect them from these threats.

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06/06/2019

Understanding the Dangers of Medical Identity Theft

Identity theft is a worldwide phenomenon with very personal results to those who’ve been victimized by con artists and thieves. With our support, our loved ones need to be ever vigilant in guarding their personal, financial and medical identities. 

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06/06/2019

Anetzberger, G. A., Ejaz, F. K., Bass D. M., & Nagpaul, K. (1999). Screening tools and referral protocol for stopping abuse against older Ohioans: A guide for service providers. Cleveland, OH: Benjamin Rose Institute.

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