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Researcher Sarah Williams of Scripps College discusses her team’s findings on depression and elder financial exploitation at the Gerontological Society of America’s 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Researcher Sarah Williams of Scripps College discusses her team’s findings on depression and elder financial exploitation at the Gerontological Society of America’s 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Elder financial abuse a growing problem as population ages

As the ranks of older adults are expected to swell nationwide in the coming decades as the large Baby Boomer generation reaches their 60s and 70s, more and more elders are at risk of being swindled by unscrupulous caregivers and scam artists.