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House Bill Aims to Protect Elderly Against Fraud Attempts

For weeks now, a 60-year-old woman has felt the pressure of an increasingly aggressive “IRS officer” calling to demand owed money. These supposed back taxes are not the first time Valerie Sicher has been targeted by con artists looking for her financial information. “I’ve never been scammed because I’ve been aware of it,” said Sicher, a retired member of a Miami credit union board of directors. The calls have been reported to the IRS, but representatives told Sicher that the calls are untraceable from her work...

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

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Are Your Elderly Parents Being Overmedicated?

One of the greatest ways we can give back to our parents as they age is protecting them. Inevitably they will experience health issues from dementia to cancer and we need to be educated to identify and manage these conditions. For those that have an elderly parent with dementia in a nursing home, please read this NPR article on the why and how of overmedication with antipsychotic drugs-and then ask for the medication list. Because there is very little oversight or regulation of this complex issue, it is incredibly important that...

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

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Read our Fall 2014 Newsletter!

In this issue we cover many topics including Florida’s new exploitation law, Brittany Maynard’s story, and Attorney Shannon Miller’s recent appearance at a summit in Portland, Oregon. Click here to read the Fall 2014 Newsletter.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014

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