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Aging Today Support for ‘unsung heroes’

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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:00 am

The extra daylight of the summer solstice usually feels like an annual bonus. We all know intellectually that it’s the same 24-hour day, yet it’s hard to deny that with extra sunlight comes renewed energy and optimism. Unfortunately, for the family caregivers of Alzheimer patients, the longer days are more challenging and may feel in many respects like, “This was the longest day of my life.” 

On June 20, the Alzheimer’s Association held its Longest Day of the Year event in an attempt to raise funds and awareness for those families that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. This annual event coincides with the annual summer solstice.  

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