Forbes, USA Today, Financial Advisor IQ, Alzheimers News Today cover AgeLab event

Tue, 10/14/2014

This October, the MIT AgeLab and Transamerica jointly hosted a symposium, Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia, exploring the financial challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The event, held at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, brought together academic experts, physicians, NGOs, leaders in financial services, and more.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It afflicts 50.2 million adults today, and far more experience the disease's heavy financial toll. The symposium served as a call to action to help families plan and proactively take the necessary steps to protect themselves against potential financial crisis and fraud. "The devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease impact not only the financial security of families, but their very well-being as caregivers and, in many cases, employees," said AgeLab director Joe Coughlin.

Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia Symposium received the following coverage:

Forbes - "When Alzheimer's Strikes: Losing Your Money Mind"

Financial Advisor IQ - "Experts Write Alzheimer's Guidelines for FAs"

USA Today - "Financial Planning For Alzheimer's"

Alzheimer's News Today - New Financial Guidelines Posed by Industry Leaders for Advisers Working for Alzheimer's Patients


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