MIT AgeLab and Transamerica will jointly host the event, which examines the financial challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia
CAMBRIDGE, MA - On Thursday, October 2, MIT will host a symposium to address the financial challenges associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Organized jointly by the MIT AgeLab and Transamerica, "Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia" will bring together academic experts, physicians, NGOs, and leaders in financial services, at MIT's Krege Auditorium.
The symposium is a call to action to the entire financial services industry to help families plan and proactively take the necessary steps to protect themselves against potential financial crisis and fraud. In addition to MIT and Transamerica, the full-day event will also feature speakers from the Alzheimer's Association, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Mass General, among others.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and afflicts 50.2 million adults today. Far more experience the disease's heavy financial toll. "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," stated AgeLab director Joe Coughlin.
Some of the many speakers include:
Joseph Coughlin, PhD, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
Tash Elwyn, President, Private Client Group, Raymond James & Associates
Howard Federoff, Executive Dean, Georgetown University of Medicine
Harry Johns, President & CEO, Alzheimer's Association
Surya Kolluri, Managing Director, Policy and Market Planning Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Daniel Marson, Professor of Neurology, University of Alabama Birmingham, Director of Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Kathleen Pritchard, Managing Director, Head of Business Development, Legg Mason
Dave Paulsen, President, Transamerica Distributors, Investments & Retirement, Transamerica
Steve Starnes, CFP Savant Capital Management
Thursday, October 2
8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
See http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=w16 for a campus map.
Reporters interested in attending should email Angelina Gennis (firstname.lastname@example.org)