Mariana Cooper, with her granddaughter, Amy Lecoq, at her home in Lynnwood, Wash., Nov. 20, 2015. Cooper, who lost her home and now lives in a retirement community, is one of an estimated 5 million older American residents annually who are victimized to some extent by a caregiver, friend, family member, lawyer or financial adviser.
Mariana Cooper, with her granddaughter, Amy Lecoq, at her home in Lynnwood, Wash., Nov. 20, 2015. Cooper, who lost her home and now lives in a retirement community, is one of an estimated 5 million older American residents annually who are victimized to some extent by a caregiver, friend, family member, lawyer or financial adviser. RUTH FREMSON NYT
Mariana Cooper, with her granddaughter, Amy Lecoq, at her home in Lynnwood, Wash., Nov. 20, 2015. Cooper, who lost her home and now lives in a retirement community, is one of an estimated 5 million older American residents annually who are victimized to some extent by a caregiver, friend, family member, lawyer or financial adviser. RUTH FREMSON NYT

Financial abuse of the elderly: Sometimes unnoticed, always predatory

December 05, 2015 01:00 PM