Professional-focused Resources

A toolkit with many resources for you and your senior clients:

Senior Investor Protection Toolkit (sifma) (you can download the complete guide)

AARP Reports:

Protecting Older Investors: The Challenge of Diminished Capacity (full and brief report)

A Financial Professional’s Guide to Working with Older Clients (full report)

How cognitive decline can affect a senior investor’s ability to make financial decisions:

Cognitive Decline: Biological, Psychological & Environmental Factors Influencing the Aging Brain Neurology of Financial Decision-Making in Older Adults

For more information:

How to Talk to Seniors About Fraud

Link to sign up for sifma Quarterly Newsletter

NASAA/AARP “Free Lunch” Monitor Program

Regulatory Resources

Security Regulators by State

NASAA Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation

The following states have adopted the NASAA Model Act or have similar statutes:

Alabama                  Maryland                          North Dakota

Arkansas                 Mississippi                       Oregon

Colorado                 Missouri                            Texas

Delaware                 Montana                           Vermont

Indiana                    New Mexico                     Washington


Reporting Abuse:

National Adult Protective Services Association: Get Help (by State)

RAINN Mandatory Reporting Requirements: Elderly (by State)

Reporting Abuse through Dep. of Justice

Also see:

Dep. of Justice: Elder Abuse Resource Roadmap – Financial

Serve Our Seniors: Where to Turn for Help (by State)