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Financial Elder Abuse: Easy to Miss
The SF Chronicle’s Carolyn Said recently published an article detailing the story of Leslie and Cheryl Berkes, an elderly couple in Moraga whose caretaker methodically drained their retirement, checking and savings accounts over a period of years, totalling more than $350,000. The…
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Dealing With Dementia: Episode Two of Life/Death/Law
I’m thrilled to share Episode 2 of my podcast: Life/Death/Law, Dealing with Dementia. It’s almost Christmas, so, in the holiday spirit, I’m taking a look at a difficult, Home-For-The-Holidays moment — you get home and realize that your parents just seem…. a…
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How to Report Elder Abuse
It is a sad fact that elderly adults can fall victim to abuse, often at the hands of a family member or trusted friend or employee. The California State Bar estimates that one in seven seniors suffer some form of physical, financial, or psychological abuse. Some common forms of financial…
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