DeSantis signs bill supporting and funding Alzheimer’s research in Florida

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis committed more money this week to Alzheimer’s disease research.

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DeSantis held a news conference at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, where he signed an Alzheimer’s funding bill into law.

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The law requires the Florida Department of Health to educate health care practitioners about Alzheimer’s disease.

Photos: DeSantis signs bill supporting and funding Alzheimer’s research in Florida

“Supporting Floridians suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia is an important part of supporting our seniors,” DeSantis said. “We are working to make sure that any Floridian suffering from this terrible disease can access resources while also supporting innovative technologies that will open up doors for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in the future.”

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Included in this year’s budget is $52 million for research and treatment.

“From day one, Governor DeSantis has been dedicated to ensuring Florida is a place where citizens can live well and age well. This record funding and the establishment of the Florida Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence (FACE) show the administration’s continued support for investing in a better tomorrow for all Floridians,” said Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Michelle Branham. “I am especially grateful for the positive impact FACE will have on seniors and their families with early detection, early diagnosis, critical care planning, support and resources.”

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The FACE program focuses on enhancing the infrastructure available to support impacted seniors, families and caregivers.

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