GPs can protect elderly from conmen

GPs can act as a critical line of defence between elderly patients and conmen by assessing their capacity to manage money, researchers say.

Screening patients for risk of financial abuse might help avoid the most common form of abuse among the elderly, University of Queensland researchers said.

Financial abuse affected an estimated one in 100 older Australians, with women and the very elderly most at risk, according to Dr

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