PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – June 23, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – On February 28, 2011, Daniel Jang lost his grandfather to the complex and progressive heartbreaking deterioration of Alzheimer’s disease. In order to bring awareness of the devastation Alzheimer’s disease brings to families and to honor his beloved grandfather, Daniel will set out on a grueling motorcycle trek across America.
Daniel’s journey begins on June 23, 2011 in Macon, Georgia. His ride for Alzheimer’s Awareness will take him across the country visiting 49 of the 50 States, Canada, and then on to the top of the world, the Arctic Circle. Along the way Daniel will meet with local chapters of Project Lifesaver, members of The Alzheimer’s Foundation, and other Alzheimer’s advocacy support groups.
Daniel and his family understand first hand the very high physical and emotional price family members and caregivers pay as a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease becomes progressively worse. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles, and the difficult decisions regarding placement in a care facility all weigh heavily on everyone involved and can take a very high toll.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory, thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out even the simplest tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people with symptoms first appearing after age 60. Although estimates vary, most experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.
You can follow Daniel’s journey at: http://motovagabond2011.blogspot.com/
Help Support Daniel’s Ride for Alzheimer’s Awareness at: https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/afa/fundraisers/personal-page.aspx?pid=63
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