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Bay Area businessman must pay $136,000 in tech-support scam against elderly

“A man who operated a couple of Hayward-based businesses must pay $136,000 over allegations that he helped a tech-support scam out of India, and can never offer tech support again” writes Levi Sumagaysay for mercurynews.com. The case was first announced in February as part of a Department of Justice effort to target scams aimed at the elderly.The Federal Trade Commission this week announced a settlement with Parmjit Singh Brar, who it accused of working with telemarketers to trick elderly Americans into buying fake tech-support services.Those who allowed remote access were…

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Too old to trade? GMO Click clarifies policy regarding those aged 81 years and above

“Japanese online trading services provider GMO Click Securities, a subsidiary of GMO Internet Inc. (TYO:9449), has earlier today broken that taboo and has shed some light on how it treats older customers” reports financefeeds.com. The broker has outlined its policy regarding people that are 81 years old or more.The broker has stopped offering new dealings in Forex and options to customers aged 81 years and above.However, some products are still available to elderly clients, including (certain) shares and bonds. And although European brokers will have to pay attention to the…

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Promise elderly that robots will not completely replace human carers, think-think demands

“Elderly people need a guarantee from the government that robots and remote-monitoring systems will not completely replace human carers in the future, a think-tank has demanded” writes Bryony Gordon for telegraph.co.uk. A report by the Social Market Foundation has raised serious fears that the introduction of technology from the “fourth industrial revolution” could increase loneliness among old people as it could be used to totally substitute “the human touch” of care. Ministers developing a cross-government strategy for the innovations in… Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of H.R. McMaster’s elderly father

“The Pennsylvania Department of Health inspected Cathedral Village after McMaster’s death, but the results aren’t yet available” writes Michael Rubinkam for businessinsider.com. Christann Shyvin Gainey, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, neglect and records tampering in the death of H.R. McMaster Sr.An assistant nursing director told police that after McMaster’s death, she asked Gainey whether the nurse had conducted the required evaluations of McMaster. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Doctors ‘miss warning’ from family of disturbed ex-commando who killed elderly dog walker 

“Palmer’s mother and stepfather have blamed mental health services for not acting quick enough when they warned that he was hoarding knives and not taking his medication” writes Yohannes Lowe for telegraph.co.uk. During sessions with mental health staff he told of his disdain of dog walkers and had envisioned an attack occurring in the future. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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New York City Is Struggling to House Its Aging Population

“As non-profit affordable housing developers, we talk a lot how affordable housing provides stability and opportunity for low- and moderate-income families who are working hard to make ends meet in costly housing markets” writes Http Nyoobserver Files for observer.com. But the demand for subsidized senior housing in New York City far outpaces the supply.Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has called for more senior housing in its Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan. Source: observer.com Share This:

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Brain never stops growing, scientists find, as elderly shown to have same number of new neurons as teens

“More recent studies suggested that if specific zones of the brain were hyperstimulated then new cells could form, as was proven in London black cab drivers studying The Knowledge who were found to have an increased number of neurons in areas linked to mapping” writes Science Editor for telegraph.co.uk. But a new study has found that new brain cells are actually forming all the time in their thousands, even when people are elderly. It suggests that problems with mental ability and memory associated with old age are not down to…

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Eagles’ Michael Bennett expected to surrender Monday on felony charge of injury to the elderly

“Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett is expected to surrender Monday at district court in Houston, where he faces a felony charge of injury to the elderly, according to a USA Today report” writes Cindy Boren Is for washingtonpost.com. Acevedo also said Bennett told security: “Y’all must know who I am, and I can own this [expletive].Bennett, 32, was indicted on a charge of injury of the elderly, a felony charge that carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to the announcement. Source: washingtonpost.com…

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