As the nation's 76 million baby boomers retire and live longer, advisors can expect to encounter more clients with memory and cognitive problems. Given the legal issues that could arise from working with cognitively impaired clients, it's important that advisors are aware of the early signs of dementia-related diseases.
Here are some of the red flags that may indicate that an investor may have diminished capacity or a reduced ability to handle financial decisions. The list was compiled from a joint report by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, the North American Securities Administrators Association and FINRA, and draws upon information on the Alzheimer's Association website. --Margarida Correia
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