financial exploitation

Despite five years of abuse by the very system set up to protect her rights, Lillie was still patriotic and hopeful. She
Between the Redstone case, with all of its drama and potential consequences, and the upcoming World Elder Abuse Awareness
You've probably heard of a durable power of attorney (DPA), which is a simple, easy legal tool to help you with financial assistance if you need it. However, the DPA is just as easy for people to obtain and misuse.
Anyone who's ever been asked to step in and manage their parents' or someone else's personal finances can tell you that it's an awesome responsibility -- and by "awesome," I don't mean "totally cool." It's more like "inspiring an overwhelming feeling of fear."
PLEASE -- do not don rose-colored glasses and heedlessly think for one moment that you or those you love might somehow be
Hating is a heavy weight to carry around, all day, every day, as is fear, as is self-recrimination. They cloud everything, even to the point of watering down even the best experiences in your life so that the joy those experiences should bring become not much more than mediocre, and that's no way to live.
Except for instances in the entertainment industry, I have never heard the words "I feel sorry for you" used as anything other than a weapon. In fact, I cannot think of a single phrase packed with more insincerity than that one.
Copyright by Pamela S. K. Glasner © 2013, All Rights Reserved The primary question I posed was, "If I refuse to engage the
Last time, I closed by talking about what it felt like when I had to admit to myself I was a victim of a crime, and that what I wanted most of all was to take back my personal power.
Not that I would ever trivialize the enormity of being a 'survivor' -- after all, I'm one, too -- but once the initial relief of realizing I'd attained that goal had abated, it wasn't long before I began to wonder, "OK ... now what?"
When do we draw the line between someone's right to make a decision -- bad or not -- and someone's ability to comprehend the long-range consequences of that decision?
Every single one of us has one thing in common: Unless we die young, we're headed directly into old age. And we damned well better do something about the financial exploitation of the elderly now, because 'too late' is coming up real fast.
Our world is facing the largest transfer of wealth from one generation to the next in history, putting into harm's way more than 500 million Baby Boomers as we march headlong into old age ourselves -- not to mention our adult children and our already-aged parents.
Elder exploitation is among the safest and most lucrative criminal enterprises in the world, being the least reported and least prosecuted of all crimes.