Funding is critical for continued care of Florida Alzheimer's patients

One of the foundational components of Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative is the network of 15 regional Memory Disorder Clinics (MDCs) that provide comprehensive assessments, diagnostic services and treatment to individuals who exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed to eliminate these and several other critical Alzheimer’s services, including the Alzheimer’s Memory Mobile, a mobile office that offers memory education, confidential care consultation, and assistance for wanderers. The Alzheimer’s Memory Mobile has proven to be extremely cost effective for serving rural, underserved and inner-city families coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

The resources provided by the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association are vital to the well-being of the nearly 500,000 persons with Alzheimer’s disease in the state of Florida, which has the second highest incidence of the disease in the U.S.



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