Association uses "longest day" to raise Alzheimer's awareness

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 20:09:37-04

The Alzheimer's Association is using the summer solstice to bring awareness to those who live the longest day every day.

Around 80,000 people in Idaho care for someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Today at the Terraces Retirement Community, people participated in 14 hours of activities and education programs, from sun up to sunset on the longest day of the year.

 "Also we have put together a dementia simulator and that allows a person to kind of put themselves into what it might feel like to live with dementia," said Beverly Raymond, manager of the Terraces. 

Those working for the end of Alzheimer's say that someone in the United States develops the devastating disease ever 65 seconds.