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Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability: An Emerging Public Health IssueAge-Associated Financial Vulnerability

Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH; and S. Duke Han, PhD
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 13 October 2015.


From Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; and Mental Health Care Group, Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, California.

Grant Support: Dr. Han was supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging (K23AG040625) and the American Federation for Aging Research. Dr. Lachs was supported by a National Institute on Aging midcareer mentoring award (K24AG022399).

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-0882.

Requests for Single Reprints: Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065; e-mail, mslachs@med.cornell.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Lachs: Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

Dr. Han: Rush University Medical Center, Alzheimer's Disease Center, 600 South Paulina Street, Suite 1022, Chicago, IL 60612.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: S.D. Han.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: S.D. Han.

Drafting of the article: M.S. Lachs, S.D. Han.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: M.S. Lachs, S.D. Han.

Final approval of the article: M.S. Lachs, S.D. Han.

Statistical expertise: S.D. Han.

Obtaining of funding: M.S. Lachs, S.D. Han.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: S.D. Han.


Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(11):877-878. doi:10.7326/M15-0882
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Some older adults have difficulty managing their finances and are vulnerable to financial exploitation. Some have dementia, but others are cognitively intact. This commentary addresses whether we should assign these older adults to a specific condition.

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