The Longest Day is a “day of action” for the Alzheimer’s Association during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month®. The Longest Day is held on the day with the most light – the summer solstice. On The Longest Day, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice – biking, hiking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting … Continue reading What is The Longest Day?
Hello, my name is Maria Prescott and I’m 26 years old. I’m originally from Sumner, grew up in Rainier and now live Gig Harbor. This is my story of caregiving for my grandparents, both of whom were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I hope that by sharing my story, people who become caregivers for their grandparents or another family member will see it can be well … Continue reading Returning the Favor: Maria Prescott
By CJ Pearce My dad, Nick, was a remarkable man who was truly loved by everyone that knew him. As teenagers, my sisters and I used to complain that we couldn’t get through a single trip to the grocery store without dad bumping into someone he knew who would stop him to chat. Part of this was because he was so involved in our community. … Continue reading Game Night to Remember: In Honor of Nick Pearce
By Kelly Zwicker Every individual who experiences Alzheimer’s has a unique story. Shantel Thilman has used her experience as a young caregiver and her passion for living a healthy lifestyle to join the fight against Alzheimer’s. A self-starter and globetrotter, Shantel’s active lifestyle has lead her to become an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her hobbies fit well with The Longest Day, a spring team … Continue reading The Longest Day: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life
Editor’s Note: You can still honor a caregiver for National Family Caregiver Month. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook. Create a post honoring a caregiver in your life, tag us and use the hashtags #ALZWA and #ENDALZ for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Every November, The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes caregivers in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National … Continue reading Washington Honors Caregivers in November
Editor’s Note: November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. Honor a caregiver this November. By: Kelly Zwicker Shantel Thilman is one of many to be inspired by her personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease and engage her community through her life passions. She is a reminder that individuals can inspire a community effort to help create a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Shantel … Continue reading The Young Face of Alzheimer’s Caregivers
This summer I will be bicycling across the country in order to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. This page is part of the Alzheimer’s Association “The Longest Day” fundraiser, but my event could more accurately be called “The Longest Summer.” On the morning of June 19th I left Everett, WA, and I will arrive in Gloucester, MA on August 20th, having pedaled every mile … Continue reading Diana’s Longest Summer: the ride begins