June is Alzheimer's and brain awareness month which is why we ask you to join the fight to end Alzheimer's with The Longest Day, held June 20th, 2020. The Longest Day or summer solstice serves as a day of the year with the most light. The Longest Day events is a Alzheimer's Association awareness and fundraising event held each year. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to host our normal Longest Day activities, but are still doing a fun virtual event to provide education and spread the word about Alzheimer's and other dementia's. Join our group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715334832603017/
Alzheimer's disease has a history dating back to 1906. Dr Alois Alzheimer when he had a patient who had symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. When an autopsy was performed he noted that there had been shrinkage in and around the brain. Dr. Alois Alzheimer's birthday is June 14th. In 1931, a microscope was invented that allowed scientists to study brain cells deeper. In 1972, the National Institute on Aging was developed. In November of 1983, it was declared that is was National Alzheimer's Disease month. In 1993, Ronald Reagan announced he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. 2010 became the year that Alzheimer's Disease was the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
As you can see, we have reached many milestones in research, education, and awareness over the years. By the year 2025, the projected increase for Alzheimer's disease is said to be 10.6%. With our continued fundraising and awareness events, as a whole we can combat and help find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease & other dementia's. Search for Longest Day events held in your area on June 20th OR join your area's Walk to End Alzheimer's event usually held in the Fall.