Feb 27, 2019
Client conversations about aging are difficult but essential -- especially when advisors are entrusted to protect their clients and families. Dr. Mikol Davis and Carolyn Rosenblatt, co-founders of aginginvestor.com, join host Bill Coppel – Managing Director and Chief Growth Officer at First Clearing -- to discuss how advisors can start this dialogue in an age where the role of the advisor goes beyond simply managing money.
Engaging in dialogue with someone about aging and diminished capacity can be filled with landmines. From personal feelings of independence to family conflict, these conversations can bring up strong emotions. Dr. Mikol Davis and Carolyn Rosenblatt believe the advisor can play a significant role here, however, they have found that financial advisors typically do not possess the knowledge needed to lead these conversations well. But because statistics show the average advisor works with at least seven clients with some form of diminished capacity, possessing this knowledge is critical. In this episode, Mikol and Carolyn provide things advisors should know when navigating the conversation, such as how to identify signs of diminished capacity in clients, what kind of data to track over time, how to involve family members and third-party mediators in discussions, and where to find resources.
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Dr. Mikol Davis is a clinical psychologist, gerontologist, author, and mediator with years of experience in mental health and telemedicine. Carolyn Rosenblatt is a medical professional, registered nurse, and attorney. Both have worked extensively with issues of aging, and the two combined their areas of expertise and interest to co-create aginginvestor.com. The site is a resource for the financial services industry to learn about aging, offering books, ebooks, online courses, and checklists related to the topic. They have written two books for financial advisors — Succeed with Senior Clients and Hidden Truths About Retirement and Long Term Care — and a family resource book, titled The Family Guide to Aging Parents.
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