Joan Ford, 86, said she was living in aged care and did not operate a business, however a telemarketer from 1st Energy still ploughed ahead and signed her up for a company electricity plan.
The Australian Electoral Commission investigates a complaint that a Liberal Party volunteer helped elderly people with dementia to vote in a mobile polling booth at a Melbourne nursing home.
A Queensland woman says she's shocked an insurer ignored a number of 'red flags' when selling a $15,000 funeral insurance policy over the phone to her mother who has dementia.
Video and photos obtained by the ABC show dementia patients strapped to their chairs in a Sydney nursing home — a practice the Australian Law Reform Commission says could constitute elder abuse.
Strong medications normally reserved for the very mentally unwell are being used too often and freely on elderly patients, causing damaging side effects and premature death.
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A Melbourne family is concerned at how their 86-year-old mother with early-stage dementia could be signed up to an energy account, issued a $2,500 bill, and then chased by a collection agency.