The Centers for Disease Control calls the Opioid addiction epidemic *the* public health crisis of our time.
But the crisis also has serious *financial* ramifications.
In fact, a national study shows the Opioid epidemic is contributing to a significant rise in elder *financial* abuse.
Of special concern is the increasing number of older adults being exploited by people, including family members, looking for a way to finance their habit.
Researchers at Virginia Tech recently posted a blog about a case study in which a grandson stole $85,000 from his grandfather to support his heroin addiction.
The grandfather suffered from dementia.
After draining the finances addicts may also begin to physically and psychologically abuse the elderly victim, isolating them from anyone who might help.
If you or someone you love sees sign of this type of abuse, call Elder Law Attorney, Anne Desormier-Cartwright.
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