RBC Wealth Management – U.S. joins women’s brain health initiative in fight against dementia



Firm commits $25,000 to Women’s Brain Health Initiative

CHICAGO (July 19, 2018) – RBC Wealth Management is pleased to announce its commitment to serve as the signature sponsor of Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s annual dinner held this year in Chicago on July 23.

The evening offers global leaders, dignitaries and guests the opportunity to learn more about why more women than men are affected by brain-aging diseases like Alzheimer’s, the unique impact Women’s Brain Health Initiative has made in protecting the brain health of women, and how we can maintain our cognitive vitality as we age. Lynn Posluns, Founder and President of Women’s Brain Health Initiative will be highlighting the important advancements achieved by the charity and Dr. Pauline Maki, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Senior Research Director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be delivering the keynote address.

“Even for families of means or families who have saved diligently for decades, we know that a dementia diagnosis can have a devastating impact on their financial stability and retirement security,” said Angie O’Leary, head of wealth planning at RBC Wealth Management – U.S. “That’s why RBC Wealth Management – U.S. is making a commitment to supporting Women’s Brain Health Initiative, which helps fund research for a cure, while supporting those who are struggling under the weight of this disease.”

RBC Wealth Management recently debuted a series of educational materials for clients and the advisors that serve them to help each party identify the early warning signs of dementia, which often present themselves in a person’s financial decision-making and behavior.

It’s time to change the mindset and prove women’s grey matter matters, to advance an understanding of why women experience dementia and other brain health problems differently than men, and to develop effective treatments and a cure that meet women’s needs. Women’s Brain Health Initiative has made tremendous strides in raising awareness about the inequity in brain aging research for women, in funding that research, and in creating compelling education programs to help women protect their cognitive vitality.

According to Posluns, “Women’s Brain Health Initiative works with partners like RBC Wealth Management that want to better meet the needs of women. RBC Wealth Management’s support allows us to reach and teach more women about how to best retain, maintain and protect their brain health as they age, so that they can stay connected to everything that makes their lives meaningful.”

In addition to its support of Women’s Brain Health Initiative, RBC Wealth Management – U.S. is equipping its 1,800-plus advisors with new tools and information they need to better understand the signs and symptoms of dementia – particularly as it relates to how an individual may be managing or mismanaging their finances.

About Women’s Brain Health Initiative

A charitable foundation founded in 2012 with tax-exempt status in the U.S. and Canada, Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) is solely dedicated to protecting the brain health of women. WBHI funds gender-based brain-aging disease research that better meets the needs of women and creates unique education programs on the best evidence-based methods of safeguarding cognitive vitality.

About RBC Wealth Management – U.S.

In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has $348 billion in total client assets with approximately 1,800 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 40 states.

Media Contact:

Jonell Lundquist, RBC Wealth Management, 612-371-2239, or jonell.lundquist@rbc.com

JoAnne Korten, Women’s Brain health Initiative, 416-606-2399, or jkorten@womensbrainhealth.org