As clients age, they become increasingly susceptible to diminished capacity and/or elder abuse. Yet too many advisors have only the slightest knowledge of either one, and they do very little to prepare themselves or their clients. That’s a risk you can’t afford to take. Learn the nature and causes of diminished capacity and the signs to watch for. Gain tools to educate clients about abuse and fraud ahead of time and alert them to scams in their area. Become aware of your legal responsibilities. Develop protocols to implement when you suspect diminished capacity, abuse, or both. Become an informed, prepared, and trusted resource for your clients and their families as they age.