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Pine Bluffs Seniors learn how to avoid Financial Abuse


October 3, 2019

Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Above: Dr. Virginia B. Vincenti, professor at the University of Wyoming, explains how to avoid financial abuse on the elderly.

When my mother began forgetting things, telling the same stories over and over, I worried that she might be in danger of not being able to care for her finances the way that she used to. I was lucky that I had two sisters that lived in the same town as she did that were able to take care of her as her condition worsened. It never occurred to me that either of my sisters would ever take advantage of my mother; however, there are many families who are not that lucky. When people hear the word elder abuse they think of things like physical mistreatment, however, financial elder abuse is more c...

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