Janet Callahan lives in Edmonds, Wash. with her husband and son, “The Nicks,” (also known as Nick and son Nicholas) and their two chubby cats. In January 2020, Janet joined the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter as The Longest Day Coordinator. Janet came to the Alzheimer’s Association through “total serendipity.” While attending a Journey Dementia Family Caregiver Conference in November with her father, she happened … Continue reading Janet Callahan: The Longest Day Coordinator
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?
This article was originally published in 2018. The Lake Chelan Memory Cup will be hosted again on June 20, 2021 in Chelan, Washington. Click here for more information. “When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause. I am also an ex-Seahawk and NFL football player, making brain health something I am committed to understanding.” – … Continue reading The Longest Day: David Kirtman & The Lake Chelan Memory Cup
By Thomas Bowler Dr. Pat Collins’ father always taught him as life goes on, you’ll be able to count your best friends on one hand, and one better be your brother. Pat and his brother, Mike, were virtually one in the same. Born 16 months apart, they did everything together: playing instruments, fishing, sailing and more. They even had their weddings two weeks apart. Pat … Continue reading The Longest Day: A Brother’s Bond