Successful Approaches on Judgment Problems
If your loved one is vulnerable to phone scams, turn the ring off on the telephone.
If your loved one is answering the phone, be aware of who they are talking with—scammers target older adults with dementia.
Look for unusual activity.
Befriend your loved one’s neighbor and ask if they would be willing to help keep an eye out for suspicious activity and strangers.
Perform daily activity checks on account and be prepared to cancel or curtail credit cards if necessary.
If your family member has the habit of keeping rolls of cash, give them notes in small denominations.
Be aware of your loved one’s purchases and keep them visible.
Observe your loved one with visitors.
If your loved one tries to give away a valuable, it may be time to store in a locked box.
Sit down and discuss his charitable giving and develop a plan together.
Help protect your loved one’s dignity and self-esteem by including them in decisions that affect their life.
Make safety a priority.