Forgotten Victims No More: Putting Elder Abuse in the Spotlight

July 12, 2019
Hosted by Joseph M. Casciani

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Episode Description

This episode focuses on elder abuse. The guest, Paul Greenwood, was a Deputy District Attorney with the San Diego DA’s office, where, until his retirement last year, was the head of the Elder Abuse Protection Unit at the District Attorney’s office. Paul now spends his post retirement training law enforcement and other prosecutors and also provides consulting services to other lawyers engaged in elder abuse litigation. Our guest has prosecuted over 750 felony cases and is here to talk about this work – some cases he has been involved in, what makes seniors vulnerable, some misconceptions about investigations, red flags identifying mismanagement of older adults, and common ways older adults are being scammed. According to our guest, there are many things we can do to protect others from becoming a victim, and he will share these recommendations with us. Living to 100 is about successful aging and also about risk management, and this episode will give us some tools to do this.

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Joseph M. Casciani

Joseph M. Casciani

Dr. Joe Casciani is a clinical psychologist who has been working with seniors, their families, and caregivers for over 30 years. A native New Yorker, he now resides in San Diego, California, with his wife of 48 years. Spending three decades in the health care industry, Dr. Casciani brings a point of view that emphasizes what we now know about longevity, how to create a future that is bigger than our past, and how to remove the mental clutter that robs us of a positive, energizing outlook on life. Dr. Casciani has shepherded other mental health professionals wanting to work with seniors and has written extensively on the vital role of mental health in long term care settings and the challenges of coping with medical conditions. Dr. Casciani has presented at professional and trade association meetings and has conducted a series of online webinars on aging and mental health. Beyond the clinical work and training, Dr. Casciani’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought rise to his building and operating several businesses in the health care industry, while managing the practices of other mental health professionals in several states.

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