Undue influence is a critical part of any type of senior abuse – financial, physical, or sexual. Some seniors are more likely to be vulnerable to undue influence because they are more trusting in nature or have a reason to be dependent on someone else. Sometimes, because of a disability, a senior must rely on someone else to help with everyday activities. Other times, the senior may be isolated, depressed or grieving, and need someone for emotional support.
Part of a series of 8 fact sheets on topics of senior financial fraud and abuse developed with the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA).