BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael Show: The Longest Day
June 20, 2018•52 min
The summer solstice this year may fall on June 21st, but for those facing Alzheimer’s, every day can seem to last forever. During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts The Longest Day, a global movement and team event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. To honor this, Jane's guest is Amy Aquino, the renowned actress who currently stars in the Amazon hit series, “Bosch.” (The series returned for its fourth season in April 2018 and has already been renewed for a fifth season.) Jane and Amy will talk about her personal connection to Alzheimer’s and why she decided to become an advocate for The Longest Day fundraising event, and a champion for the Alzheimer’s Association. Jane will also be speaking with Monica Moreno, Senior Director of Care and Support at the Alzheimer’s Association, who is responsible for the oversight and administration of all national programs and strategies serving early-stage constituents and their families, and who also served as a consultant to screenwriters and directors of the film Still Alice. She will discuss the biggest challenges confronting individuals or families facing Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection, the results of promising new research, and the key lifestyle habits that may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.