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How to Protect Yourself from Holiday Scammers

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The holidays inspire feelings of generosity. Unfortunately, scammers often take advantage of your holiday giving mood. When your guard is down and you shop more frequently, you become an easy target. The elderly, in particular, are regularly victims of holiday scams. Holiday Shopping Scams Simply being aware there might be more scammers than usual helps…

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Isolation and Loneliness Can Make Seniors Sick or Suicidal  

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Chronic loneliness and isolation are not just painful conditions. They can actually be fatal. The elder abuse lawyers at Garcia & Artigliere have seen numerous elder abuse cases involving depression and isolation. That's how important social connection is to our health and well-being. How Loneliness Affects Health Studies show that being lonely causes stress, which…

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The Dangers of Antipsychotic Medication for People with Dementia

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When nursing homes give patients inappropriate medications or excessive doses, the results can be tragic. Unfortunately, this happens all too often in nursing homes. Patients with dementia are frequently given antipsychotic drugs when there is no medical need to do so. This practice is very dangerous. Human Rights Watch conducted an extensive study of the problem and researchers…

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