At a conference sponsored by the Institute on Aging and Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jason Karlawish talked about the changes in brain function which make it more difficult for seniors to manage their finances. Not only does cognitive decline affect math and memory skills, it also impacts the ability to intuit the intentions of others, which puts the elderly at risk for abuse by scam artists, relatives, or acquaintances.
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– Karen Glanz & Kevin Volpp