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Family Caregivers Unite!

Family Caregivers Unite!

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November 6th 2012: Identity Theft and Vulnerable Family Members—What Family Caregivers Should Know

Krista James is the National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, She describes her personal background, professional career, and her experience of family caregiving. She explains the Centre’s work. She discusses ‘Elder Law’ and how is it is used to protect seniors. She talks about the ways in which identity theft occurs and how it harms seniors and their families. She identifies the commonest ways in which a senior’s identity is stolen and the commonest types of harm that results to the senior and the senior’s family. She talks about ways for preventing theft of identi

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Krista James

Krista James is National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law,, and a staff lawyer with the British Columbia Law Institute. Her work involves policy analysis, legal research, law reform, public legal education, and providing advice to government on legal issues impacting older people and family caregivers. She works with people from health care, law, labor, finance and justice. She’s written and spoken on abuse and neglect of older people, financial elder abuse, financial literacy, adult guardianship, mental capacity and family caregiving. She was lead author of the Centre’s study paper, Care/Work: Law Reform to Support Family Caregivers to Ba
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