Discussing senior financial issues with a loved one is often considered taboo. This can be a big challenge for even the closest of families. With the addition of elder care issues, this type of conversation can become more complicated, and perhaps even combative. When someone is facing financial difficulties, it can often be embarrassing and lead the person to hide money-related problems from their loved ones. Cognitive impairments and elder fraud may also be the sources of financial issues, and these can be hard to pick up on until money becomes a real problem.