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Aging Brain Clues To Prevent Financial Exploitation

Research Update On The Exploitable Brain At “Stopping Financial Exploitation” Conference Topic: Examining key clinical parameters associated with differential rates of cognitive decline, and how these indicators may someday predict cognition and vulnerability to financial exploitation.  Or, how aging can put one at risk for poor decision-making and vulnerability for being scammed. Presented by Bonnie Levin, Ph.D. Bernard and Alexandria Schoninger Professor of Neurology Director, Division of...

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019

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Latest Medicare Scam: DNA/Genetic Testing Schemes

Beware of Latest Medicare Scam DNA/Genetic testing schemes are on the rise! A Press Release From Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE Program Gainesvlle, FL – Each year, the Medicare program loses $60 billion to fraud. The best way to reduce this figure is beneficiary education to prevent and reduce known pathways to fraudulent activities and unethical billing practices. The SHINE Senior Medicare Patrol Program has been hearing about DNA and genetic testing schemes in other parts of the country, and we recently learned...

Posted by on May 23, 2019

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Older Adults: Celebrating Them In May

Miller Elder Law Firm recognizes Older American’s Month (OAM) in May along with the Administration for Community Living. OAM acknowledging the contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is Blaze a Trail. The Administration for Community Living will use this opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults. We will also highlight the ways that older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers, and their communities. Older Adults Contribute Older adults are a growing and...

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Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Keeping Seniors and People with Disabilities Safe and Healthy during Emergencies Recommendations by the Administration for Community Living, a Dept. of Health & Human Services division. With hurricane season for the Atlantic beginning on June 1st and Tropical Storm Erika heading toward Florida, it gives us an urgent reason to be prepared for storms and the aftermath that comes with them.  T.S. Erika has now dissipated and been downgraded, but we can still expect heavy rain and flooding.  We want to remind everyone this is...

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015

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Financial Exploitation of the Elderly-What You Need To Know

Protecting Our Aging Adults Presented by the White House Conference on Aging Older Adults are prime targets for financial exploitation both by persons they know and trust and by strangers. Financial exploitation has been called “the crime of the 21st century” with one study suggesting that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FDIC have teamed up to help us do something about the financial abuse of the elderly. Many cases of elder financial...

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015

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