To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), FCNB is inviting New Brunswickers to a free webinar on June 14 to learn about the signs of financial abuse, how to prevent it and what to do if you
Social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19 may have a devastating effect on older New Brunswickers – a demographic already at risk of isolation and loneliness.
As the province’s seniors self-isolate to protect themselves from this insidious virus, this same social disconnection can put them at greater risk of depression, anxiety, loneliness and financial exploitation.
Financial abuse can happen to anyone. As we age and become more dependent on others, however, we can become more vulnerable to influence and pressure. This can lead to a situation of financial abuse or exploitation. The risk is even higher for those who suffer from some form of cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer’s or dementia) as they may be significantly more dependent on others.
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