Older adults with otherwise healthy brains sometimes develop biological changes that could put them at risk for financial exploitation, according to a study published earlier this year by researchers from Cornell and York universities. Previous studies had identified a link between brain disease (mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease ) and increased risk of financial exploitation, but this is the first study to look for biological risk factors among otherwise healthy adults who are aging normally.
Many of us understand that saving for retirement and for the long term is one of the most important actions you can take to ensure a secure future. So is protecting that savings.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held one of its periodic hearings on financial abuse of older people the other day, this time inviting a relative involved in one of the more spectacular headline-making cases in recent years to testify.
This month, state legislatures throughout the nation are convening to mark the inauguration of new governors, state legislators and other state leaders. We will then begin to hear State of the State messages from governors that detail the challenges, opportunities and priorities they have defined for the year ahead.
Federal programs that target the devastating and increasing problem of financial abuse against older Americans will be improved and tightly coordinated, replacing the current "fragmented" approach, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday.
Hey all, Jenn here from the AARP Illinois Communications team. In this post I wanted to tell you about some of the legislative work that AARP staffer Ryan Gruenenfelder has been doing down in Springfield. I spoke with Ryan yesterday about House Bill 1689 - a bill that goes into effect in Illinois this month which addresses an issue that he's been working on for about 3 years - cracking down on those sad, sad souls who try to steal Social Security checks and any other sort of money from the elderly and disabled.
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