Jeff and Rick want to get to Seattle by July. To be in time, they need to overcome 32 kilometers a day. They named their journey Veterans Walk for DAD: Dementia Alzheimers and Depression (literally, "Veterans Walk for DAD: Dementia, Alzheimer and Depression"). But this name has a different meaning: Jeff and Rick travel for the sake of his father (in English - DAD), who died last year. He was a veteran, and by the end of his life he developed dementia.
The brothers collect donations for the Veterans Hospital. You can follow their journey on the page on Facebook .
Photo: Veterans Walk for DAD Facebook page
According to statistics, every tenth person over 65 has dementia, and in every third case its cause is in of the disease Alzheimer's . Alzheimer's disease remains incurable. Depression is also a serious problem for the elderly.
It is believed that older people are less susceptible to depression than younger people, but the consequences of the disorder are
. Research has shown that depression in old age worsens heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.