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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 examined the social, financial and scientific challenges that treating—and ultimately curing—Alzheimer's disease poses to American society.
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9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks
- Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
9:15 a.m. Leading the Fight: A Conversation with the Alzheimer’s Association
Sponsor Session from the Alzheimer’s Association
- Harry Johns, President and CEO, Alzheimer’s Association
- With Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
- Laurie Ryan, Chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch, National Institute on Aging
- Richard Mohs, Vice President for Neuroscience Clinical Development, Eli Lilly and Company
- With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
10:10 a.m. The Caregiving Experience
- Tiffany Stanley, Young Caregiver and Contributing Writer, National Journal
- Dwayne Hughes, Alzheimer’s Caregiver
- With Mary Louise Kelly
10:30 a.m. The View from the Senate
- Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL
- Senator Susan Collins, R-ME
- With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
- Margaret Low Smith
We The People
Featuring Georgetown University's
John J. DeGioia and
The Atlantic's Steve Clemons
In a series of conversations, The Atlantic will explore civitas, the contract binding all citizens together.
The Formative Years: What's Next for Early Care and Education? An Atlantic Next America Forum
In this Next America forum, The Atlantic will convene key policymakers, local officials, stakeholders and experts to examine the future of early care and education policy.
Atlantic Exchange featuring Helene Cooper and Jeffrey Goldberg
New York Times correspondent Helene Cooper will join The Atlantic’s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg to discuss her new book on work of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her successful mobilization of a coalition built on the grassroots foundation of female voters.