Prior to an Alzheimer’s prognosis, a person within the early phases of the illness faces a heightened danger of hostile financial outcomes—a probable consequence of compromised determination making when managing cash, in addition to exploitation and fraud by others. “Feeling that strain to achieve monetary targets means we’re placing ourselves to work at the price of spending time with family members, and it’s that lack of time spent with folks close to us that is related to feeling lonely and disconnected,” says Deborah Ward, a UB graduate scholar and adjunct college member on the UB’s psychology division who led the analysis on a staff that also included Ashley Whillans, an assistant professor at Harvard Business Faculty, Kristin Naragon-Gainey, at the University of Western Australia, and Han Younger Jung, a former UB graduate student.