Cognitive, social, and neural determinants of diminished decision-making and financial exploitation risk in aging and dementia: A review and new model

TitleCognitive, social, and neural determinants of diminished decision-making and financial exploitation risk in aging and dementia: A review and new model
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSpreng, Nathan R., Jason H. Karlawish, and Daniel C. Marson
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Volume28
Pagination320-344
ISBN Number0894-6566
Accession NumberPMID: 27644698
AbstractIn this article we will briefly review how changes in brain and in cognitive and social functioning, across the spectrum from normal to pathological aging, can lead to decision-making impairments that increase abuse risk in many life domains (e.g., health care, social engagement, financial management). The review will specifically focus on emerging research identifying neural, cognitive, and social markers of declining financial decision-making capacity in older adults. We will highlight how these findings are opening avenues for early detection and new interventions to reduce exploitation risk.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2016.1237918