Why I Care About Alzheimer’s


To-date I have raised $14,050 – Donate Today and Help Me Reach $15,000


As I ride my bike around the US wearing my Alzheimer’s cycling jersey I typically encounter FlyingWheelsseveral people each day, inquiring about Alzheimer’s and why I care.  At first I was surprised by these encounters  and personal stores which more often then not were emotional.

Since my Ride across America last fall, (Portland Oregon to Portland Maine), I have learned a great deal and have become an “Alzheimer Ambassador on Wheels”.  As a member of the Alois Society (name in honor Alois Alzheimer, the pioneering neurologist who discovered Alzheimer’s disease), I have learned a few facts which reinforce why I believe we all need to care. 

Consider the following – 

  • 1 in 3 seniors will die of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia
  • Alzheimer’s kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined
  • Since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 89% while deaths from heart disease has decreased by 14%
  • Every 66 second someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s
  • There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, supported by over 15 million caregivers

You can help find a cure and treatment and enhance care and support for all affected.   Please consider a donation today.

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Author: rideacrossamericasite

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