The Day After The Longest Day
Posted on: 2016 06 21
We participated in The Longest Day yesterday; it was a wonderful day to reflect on daily living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia’s. Yesterday was the first of what will be an annual event on Church Street in Burlington. We were proud to walk alongside the Alzheimer’s Association, individuals, family members, Caregivers, and community members to shine a big purple spotlight on the difficulty of caring for those with this condition. As we marched down Church Street and rallied around the steps of City Hall, I was watching the face of the spectators. I saw some with puzzled looks on their faces, but I saw many who were nodding in a knowing manner; they were aware. For those who were puzzled and don’t know what it takes to care for someone with Alzheimer’s, it is truly hard to imagine. That is why we need events like The Longest Day- public displays of appreciation for Caregiver’s, their families and education for everyone.