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Board member in the News: Mark Lachs on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability on NPR Marketplace

May 21
2019

Board member in the News: Mark Lachs on Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability on NPR Marketplace View MoreBACK

 

On May 16, 2019, NPR Marketplace featured AFAR expert Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH in an article on cognitive changes and “age-associated financial vulnerability.”

Dr. Lachs is AFAR’s Board President and a 1995 Beeson scholar.

Read the article—"Age of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams?”here. If you are in the NYC area, tune into WNYC on Thursday May 23 at 8pm to hear Dr. Lachs in a related segment.

The article coincides with the launch of a new initiative and website, ElderAbuse.org


For more on cognitive changes and the risk for financial exploitation in older citizens, read AFAR Medical Officer Dr. Richard Besdine's column in the Huffington Post, "Elder Financial Exploitation: A Crime AND a Serious Health Risk" here.





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