Financial elder abuse is an often poorly understood concept. One can only hope that financial advisors and journalists know what it means. Like everyone who suspects elder abuse, they need to call it out and to prevent it.
Fear of ageing struck unexpectedly. The effect paralysed me. It began the day I stepped backwards off a curb and tore my gastrocnemesis (calf) muscle.
I once knew a kind old woman. Perhaps she wasn’t all that old. But old enough to have a married daughter. And certainly she was old enough to know better. But she didn’t have a clue what was going to happen if she wasn’t careful.