Elder Financial Abuse, Private Wealth – What Are You Doing to Protect Yourself?

Elder financial abuse is a growing problem, leaving destroyed relationships and economic destruction in its wake.  From straightforward theft to slow development through complex relationships, the tremendous loss of wealth incurred by senior citizens results in premature deaths and intergenerational loss of wealth. It ultimately rips at the fabric of society as a whole as trust among family members and faith in financial institutions are destroyed. 

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WHER 2019 Excerpt: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Trends Among the Older Population

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and this number is projected to increase to 14 million by 2050. Of this number, 13.8 million will be people age 65 and older, making it difficult for medical breakthroughs to slow or cure the disease for existing conditions.

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May 2019: Older Americans Month

The month of May is Older Americans Month, a celebration of the population age 65 and older. Read on to learn more about the history of this observance, and current statistics on the older population, such as diversity representation, gender differences, education, income, poverty rates and more.

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