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Elder Fraud

Protecting Our Parents: Can Science Help?

Bruce H. Price, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce H. Price, M.D.

Scammers don't target the elderly because they are more vulnerable to sympathetic stories -- if that were true, they might also target nurses, teachers or therapists. They prey upon them because many have difficulty sorting through information, making complex decisions and resisting pressure -- difficulties that increase exponentially as the elderly begin to exhibit symptoms of dementia.

How One Thrifty Couple Fell Into $200,000 Worth Of Debt

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money

RALEIGH, N.C. -- With their elderly parents seated across the octagonal oak table, Donna and Jim Parker were back in the kitchen they knew so well &nd...