The Longest Day

Bob Costas 25th Anniversary

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Longest Day For people facing Alzheimer's disease, every day is a demonstration of love, patience, strength and endurance – making every day seem as though it's never ending.

On June 21, 2013, the longest day of the year, teams across the world will participate in sunrise-to-sunset relay endurance events to honor people with Alzheimer's and their families.

The Longest Day® is the day to honor the strength, endurance and passion of those facing Alzheimer's every day.

For us, this challenge will be one day. For people facing Alzheimer's, it's every day.


For 16 hours straight, Alzheimer's Association staff and volunteers will be manning the phone bank to answer questions, provide information and give support to the countless caregivers who face this disease so bravely every day.

If you have questions about your memory, safety of a loved one, transitional care, legal and financial planning or if you just need someone to talk to. Call now, 800.272.3900.

You'll get to speak with Alzheimer's Association staff or volunteers who truly are the experts on topics surrounding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Supporting facts

Alzheimer's disease is global epidemic.

  • Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more Americans than diabetes, and more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

  • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. (110,000 in Mo.; 210,000 in Ill.)

  • More than 15 million Americans are Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers, fulfilling a financially, emotionally, and physically draining role. (309,000 in Mo.; 584,000 in Ill.)

  • Alzheimer's disease is the ultimate thief — of memories, of independence, of control, and ultimately, of life.

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