Recluses: Private, Exploited, or Self-Destructive?
Sometimes very private people wish to withdraw from the world, and they have that right. Yet some cases may be more than just personal choice. When there is a lot of money at stake and a very few people have access to an elderly recluse, the temptation to take complete control may be too much to resist. Still, the privacy issues surrounding such cases make investigations difficult. Read about some famous cases in this article I wrote for mental_floss.