National Center on Elder Abuse is now on Spotify

We all deserve to lead happy and healthy lives free from abuse and neglect, yet older adults are mistreated more often than we think. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) podcast delivers the latest in news, research, and policy to advance elder justice and promote aging with dignity and honor for all older people.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS: Increased financial generosity linked to lower cognition and may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease

Older adults’ willingness to give away money is associated with decreased cognitive function, according to an NIA-funded study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. These results suggest that an increase in this behavior, known as financial altruism, could be linked to the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was led by a team of

Dementia is a Family Issue :: Laura Mosqueda, M.D.

Laura Mosqueda, MD, Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC was interviewed by Bobbi and Mike Carducci to talk about geriatric medicine, elder abuse, and caregiving for the elderly and underserved.

Scams Come to Life During a Deadly Pandemic

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) Project Coordinator, Kimmy Moon wrote a blog for the Medical Care Blog about COVID-19 scams and highlights the important, unique role health care providers play in safeguarding their patients and communities from COVID-19 scams.

Bringing Advances in Elder Abuse Research Methodology and Theory to Evaluation of Interventions

Bringing Advances in Elder Abuse Research Methodology and Theory to Evaluation of Interventions article is now available! Significant advances have been made in elder abuse research methodology, measurement, justice theory, and other relevant areas, which may remedy the lack of high-quality research strategies to prevent elder abuse. In this article researchers Mark Lachs, M.D., M.P.H.,

Inter-Rater Reliability of the California APS Interview for Decisional Abilities (IDA 3.0-CA)

As part of a larger randomized controlled trial to test the California APS Interview for Decisional Ability (IDA 3.0-CA), we sought to determine the reliability of the instrument. Gregory Stevens, Kelly Sadamitsu, Theresa Siver-Teixeira, Christina Penate, Jason Karlawish and Bonnie Olsen assessed the extent to which trained APS personnel reached similar conclusions about a client’s


The COVID-19 pandemic is putting older Americans at risk for more than just a deadly disease. It’s increasing their risk of experiencing physical, emotional and financial abuse, according to a letter written by Laura Mosqueda, MD, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Duke Han, PhD, professor at the Keck School and

Staying Connected During COVID-19

Social Distancing, Self-Isolation, Quarantine, all good ideas to flatten the curve of the Corona virus. But if you are already a socially isolated older adult, already susceptible to fraud or abuse, we need you to be extra vigilant right now. There may be individuals who use this uncertain time as a means to defraud and