Summer solstice, this year on June 20, is not just the longest day of the year. It is also the day to fight Alzheimer’s. “The day with the most light is the day we fight.”
Millions of Americans suffer from some form of dementia, with the largest number (5.8 million) having Alzheimer’s. I have been thrust into the middle of this horrible disease, being the caregiver for both parents who have been diagnosed with different dementias. As a teenager, I first encountered Alzheimer’s when my grandmother had it.