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How Dementia Puts People at Greater Risk for Financial Abuse and Exploitation


Elderly Americans lose an estimated $36 billion every year due to financial abuse and exploitation, according to the National Council on Aging. Data on these crimes is incomplete. But as WESA’s Sarah Boden reports, people with dementia and cognitive decline are at greater risk.

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(Original air-date: 12/22/22)

Sarah Boden covers health, science and technology for 90.5 WESA. Before coming to Pittsburgh in November 2017, she was a reporter for Iowa Public Radio where she covered a range of issues, including the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.