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SCARS™ Crime Prevention Campaign: Stop Elder Abuse!

SCARS™ Crime Prevention Campaign: Stop Elder Abuse! World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was this month. But before it passes let's focus on stopping this depravity! Join SCARS, the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crimes, the National Crime Prevention Council, and others in acknowledging World Elder Abuse Awareness this June. This annual event is a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. To acknowledge this [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

SCARS™ Special Report: According To New Science Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's From Reuter's Health Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests. For the study, researchers gave scam awareness questionnaires to 935 older people who didn’t have dementia. Five questions assessed how open people were to sales [...]