Alzheimer's: The Cost of Caring


July 21, 2015
9:10 - 11:30 am EDT

Agenda


Tuesday, July 21


9:10 am EDT Opening Remarks - Alzheimer's: The Cost of Caring     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
9:15 am EDT Leading the Fight: A Conversation with the Alzheimer's Association     Watch On-Demand
Sponsor Content Segment, Presented by Alzheimer's Association
  • Harry Johns, President and CEO, Alzheimer's Association
  • With Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
9:30 am EDT The Alzheimer's Challenge: Where Should the Money Go?     Watch On-Demand
  • Laurie Ryan, Chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch, National Institute on Aging
  • Richard Mohs, Vice President for Neuroscience Clinical Development, Eli Lilly
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
10:10 am EDT The Caregiving Experience     Watch On-Demand
  • Tiffany Stanley, young caregiver and Contributing writer, National Journal
  • Dwayne Hughes, Alzheimer's caregiver
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
10:30 am EDT The View from the Senate Interview: Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL     Watch On-Demand
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
11:00 am EDT Interview: Senator Susan Collins, R-ME     Watch On-Demand
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
11:30 am EDT Closing Remarks - Alzheimer's: The Cost of Caring     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE

About this conference


Today, one third of American seniors have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia when they die, a trend which will result in $226 billion in medical spending in 2015 alone. These costs are likely to expand with the aging baby boom generation and ballooning medical expenses. The Atlantic will examine the social, financial and scientific challenges that treating-and ultimately curing-Alzheimer's disease poses to American society.

For more information, visit: http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/
alzheimers-the-cost-of-caring/2015/

About The Atlantic


Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on theatlantic.com, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

For more information, visit: http://theatlantic.com