Despite all of our medical advances, dementia – diseases like Alzheimer’s – are still largely a mystery to us.
Your chances of getting dementia double every five years, starting at age 70 so that, by the time you are in your mid 90s, you have a 50/50 chance of developing it.
For those who take care of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, it can seem like the longest of days. There is a new fundraiser that uses that idea, encouraging people to do what they love for the entire day, on the longest day of the year – the one with the most sunlight.
Rob French is doing just that, in memory of his father, who died of Alzheimer’s Disease and in honor of his mother, who was his main caretaker.
You can see Rob’s website for the event, here: thelongestday.alz.org/home/team/94210