Bedford resident to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s in Nashua June 21

BEDFORD – Each June people around the world, including Judy Loubier of Bedford, will unite to participate in The Longest Day, an event dedicated to all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Longest Day is a part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time to ignite a global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease, the brain and other dementias.

“My mother had vascular dementia and my aunt has Alzheimer’s disease,” said Loubier, who opened a home care business providing services to the elderly throughout the state. “I was attracted by the idea of everyone doing something they love to raise money and awareness. Love is a key word in caring for those with any dementia as it will be our love and care that determines the quality of life for those with the diagnosis.”

On June 21 at 4 p.m. at the Independent Rowing Club Boat House in Nashua, Loubier and a team of family and friends will be rowing in sculls on the Merrimack River in recognition of The Longest Day, “a typical head race is 6,000 meters and we will be rowing 25,000 meters on The Longest Day. Our team name is Clarity Crew and we hope that others will gain some clarity and insight into this disease as we spread the word and raise money for this important cause.”

For more information about The Longest Day, visit alz.org/thelongestday.