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Gov. DeSantis announces increased funding to help seniors combat Alzheimer’s, dementia

Gov. DeSantis spoke from The Windsor at San Pablo assisted living facility in Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference in Jacksonville Monday morning to talk about a more than $12 million increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia funding. 

He spoke at The Windsor at San Pablo assisted living facility.

He said the increase brings the state’s total commitment to over $51 million for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.

“In Florida, we continue to put our seniors first,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Some of the most difficult health conditions that impact many seniors are Alzheimer’s and dementia and as more innovative early intervention therapies are developed to mitigate the effects and severity of these conditions, awareness of the initial signs and symptoms are increasingly important."

His office reports that Florida is the only state in the nation that has Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias listed as its own priority within a State Health Improvement Plan.

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