Neuroscience

Brain changes in older adults increase risk for scams

Older adults who have been scammed by friends, relatives or strangers seem to behave just like elders who have avoided rip-offs. They are able to balance their checkbooks. They can remember and evaluate information. Their ...

Health

Experts recommend team approach to thwart elder abuse

As many as one out of 10 people age 60 and older will experience some kind of abuse, most often in the form of financial exploitation, says a new Cornell study. Prevalence rates were previously thought to be 4 percent to ...

Health

Researchers study elder financial exploitation factors

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are lifting the veil on elder financial exploitation—trying to identify red flags that could foretell and prevent shattered familial relationships and broken hearts.