Last Will and Embezzlement – Feature Length
“Of all the illegal and illicit enterprises in the world, elder exploitation is among the safest and most profitable. It’s a criminal’s dream…” – from the DVD
This powerful 82-minute film thoroughly exposes the global problem of financial elder abuse and its growing impact on a rapidly aging population. It identifies why many older adults become vulnerable (and are reluctant to “tell” after they’ve been exploited), tactics perpetrators use to gain trust, and how Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, and certain age-related changes can affect decision making. This film creates an awareness that will help families better protect their loved ones from exploitation, and help protective services professionals to respond more effectively to the overall needs of vulnerable and older adults (and families) affected by financial abuse.
It documents several hard-to-forget stories of exploitation, including:
- Producer Pamela S. K. Glasner shares how her parents’ life savings were embezzled by a man who insinuated himself into their lives, and her attempts to set things right.
- Hollywood icon, Mickey Rooney, tells how he lost millions of dollars through a trusted family member.
- Two sisters try to “undo” a reverse mortage policy sold to their mother with Alzheimer’s and their father with a terminal illness.
A must-see resource for seniors, baby boomers, their adult children, care givers and service providers in all disciplines and walks of life. Chaptered into short sections for easy access to specific topics.
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