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Robocall reports still down, FTC still fighting

A couple months ago, we told you the good news that people had been reporting getting fewer robocalls, and we told you about how some of the FTC’s work might have played a part in that. We have more good news — the number of reported robocalls for April and May were even lower. Maybe you’ve noticed.

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th

Stay Home Stay Safe

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Starts Today

Ready for tax season? If you’re not ready for tax identity thieves and IRS imposters, you might not be. But breathe easy. Today is the start of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, and we’ve got lots of easy ways to learn how to recognize scams and help protect yourself from fraud.

Preventing Financial Abuse of Aging Clients

Retirement plan advisers do more than help shape their retired clients’ finances; they can and indeed must play a part in making sure their clients are treated equitably.

Common Medications Can Masquerade As Dementia In Seniors

A wide variety of medications used to treat allergies, insomnia, leaky bladders, diarrhea, dizziness, motion sickness, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and psychiatric disorders can interfere with cognition in older patients

Using Consumer Tools and Resources to Help Survivors of Elder Abuse

Family, professionals, and caregivers often help older adults manage finances, personal care, and household tasks. Sometimes, the increased vulnerability of older adults may make them susceptible to financial exploitation and physical abuse by those they trust. They may feel trapped, lack the personal resources to leave, and feel afraid that they won’t be able to manage alone.

Elder Abuse On The Rise In America

As the American population ages, elder abuse rates are increasing, particularly among men, federal health officials reported Thursday.

AG Nessel Announces Michigan Elder Abuse Task Force

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined with Supreme Court Justices Richard Bernstein and Megan Cavanagh, Midland County Prosecutor J. Dee Brooks, state legislators Rep. Brian Elder and Sen. Paul Wojno, and 72-year-old Macomb resident Dennis Burgio to announce the formation of the Michigan Elder Abuse Task Force.

Spot Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse can take many forms. These are some signs that there may be a problem.