Charlie Collier’s Journey from Academia to Alzheimer’s

Posted September 30, 2013

Charlie Collier is a former senior philanthropic advisor for Harvard University and author of the groundbreaking book Wealth in Families. In 2008, at age 60 he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Charlie has devoted himself to speaking out about his condition, and encouraging others to do the same. “I am trying to get people to talk and ask me hard questions,” he says.

Charlie was featured on the front page of today’s Boston Globe in an article detailing his many accomplishments, his new challenges, and his efforts to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Read the full article here.

He will be speaking tonight, September 30, at the Boston Public Library about his personal experiences with the disease. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for details.