April 27, 2018
With over 70 million Baby Boomers retiring, elder financial exploitation has been labeled the “Crime of the 21st Century.” In this half-day event, we will explore the neuroscience, psychology, and legal doctrine of financial decision-making in older adults. How does the aging brain make financial decisions, and when is it uniquely susceptible? How can courts best use science to improve their adjudication of disputes over “competency”, “capacity”, and “undue influence”? Is novel neuroimaging evidence of dementia ready for courtroom use? This conference brought together experts in medicine, science, and law to explore these important questions and chart a path forward for dementia and the law.
For more information, visit our website at petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/our-aging-brains