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What can I say if I think my aging loved one is being financially abused?

Dr. Oluwatoyin Thomas, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

If you think your aging loved one is being financially abused, you can say “Let’s work together. I want to make sure you’re safe. I want to make sure you’re supported.” Communication and a collaborative approach are important. It’s how you approach it. If you say, “I want to be on your accounts now!” that can be taken as, “You’re doubting me!”

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