Financial elder abuse is much more common than most of us wish to think. Some believe that it will be the greatest crime of the 21st Century. This abuse doesn't always come from 'scammers' outside the house or on the phone. Often, sadly, it comes from relatives of the elder. When you add dementia to the mix, it's a terrible problem.
What is the 'stigma' associated with the diagnosis of dementia? How can we work to change this and help families and society at large understand that this is a brain disease and how to support those affected?
Join Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk as she discusses various eldercare topics.
Join the ElderConsult Community Chat. Three forums of support. Weigh in with Families, Professional Caregivers or Medical, Legal and Financial Professionals in discussing the challenges of caring for elders.
Jackie Speier : Panel of Experts to bring attention to the disease of Alzheimer's: Early onset Alzheimer's - basics and early warning signs
Frontotemporal dementia usually emerges in the right side of the brain, where it causes dramatic changes in behavior and emotions, including disinhibition and apathy.