It helps to have something on the back burner, something to anticipate in the days, weeks, and months ahead. We need something on which to place our concentration, other than COVID-19.
Summer solstice is that thing. Not the day so much, but the annual event surrounding it.
Alzheimer’s Association Continues 'Longest Day'
Since 2012, the Alzheimer’s Association has used the summer solstice as an analogy. Summer solstice begins when the direction of the Earth’s axis is mostly tilted toward the sun. This creates the longest day of the year. As the sun shines longer in the sky on that day, the Alzheimer’s Association chooses to shine a light on Alzheimer’s disease to spread awareness and raise funds for Alzheimer’s research
. The event is called "The Longest Day."
Why Get Involved
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, is no respecter of persons. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. Anyone can be affected, and some of us will be. We’ll join the 16 million caregivers, or sadly, the 5 million of our friends, neighbors, and family members who are diagnosed with the life-altering illness.
Alzheimer’s is personal, which is why it’s important to get involved with The Longest Day. It is an opportunity to fight for someone with the disease, maybe even for your future self, and to raise money for a cure.
Currently, there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but medical science
is getting closer. You can help by registering to ta