Why Estate Planning Is More Important Than Promises

Why Estate Planning Is More Important Than Promises

JOYCE Fox had one request of her husband of 38 years in the period before dementia rendered her mute and claimed her life on June 29, 2014. She just wanted to know Kevin Fox would look after her daughters Gail and Karen – Kevin’s step-daughters – if she died...
Government Commits To Tackling Elder Abuse

Government Commits To Tackling Elder Abuse

The Turnbull Government has extended its commitment to tackling elder abuse, with a $2 million boost to the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) as new figures reinforce the importance of the national service. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, said the funding...
Co-Creator of Marvel Universe in Elder Abuse Battle

Co-Creator of Marvel Universe in Elder Abuse Battle

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating reports that Stan Lee, the 95-year-old co-creator of the Marvel Universe, is the victim of elder abuse. The investigation was launched in February, but it was only recently that Lee was granted a temporary restraining...
Astronaut in Elder Abuse Battle

Astronaut in Elder Abuse Battle

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has found himself in court arguing for his own mental competence in an elder abuse battle. Mr. Aldrin, 88, who set foot on moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has gone to court to try and prevent two of his children and a former business...
Should There Be Cameras in Aged Care?

Should There Be Cameras in Aged Care?

Should aged care facilities be required to install cameras in the bedrooms of the vulnerable elderly? The question continues to be raised in the wake of elder abuse scandals which show older people, particularly those with dementia, being abused and neglected by...