Have you noticed your elderly mum's pantry is looking a little bare lately?
Or that your frail father gets upset easily and appears unusually withdrawn?
You might be surprised to learn, these could be signs of elder financial abuse.
When author, Anne McGowan, became aware of how prevalent elder wealth abuse was, she used her skills as a public relations professional to compile the Protecting Seniors' Wealth Guide.
The eBook is designed to help seniors, their families and carers prevent financial abuse.
With help from consulting lawyer, James Kelly, a Sydney lawyer highly experienced in Elder Law, the guide is a well constructed handbook about what to look for, what to do and who to go to for help.
From being proactive - plan ahead with a valid will and get your affairs in order - to acting on instinct and taking the initiative by checking unaccounted for withdrawals, Anne uses everyday language and a no-nonsense approach to tackling the issue.
"Heading off elder financial abuse could be one of the most important things you do in your life," Anne said.
"This is something everyone should be aware of, as awareness is key in helping ultimately to prevent elder financial abuse."
Two of Anne's best tips The Senior found particularly useful:
. Keep records<\#150>never deal in cash transactions with no paper trail.
. Keep a diary<\#150>you may need to refer to it later.
The Protecting Seniors' Wealth Guide is available either on the website or on Amazon Kindle. The website is being set up as a communication hub to inform people of elder financial abuse.
A printed version of the guide can be ordered if preferred.
* Protecting Seniors' Wealth Guide, information (02) 6577-5560, eBook $17, protectingseniorswealth.com.au