JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced an over $12 million improve in Alzheimer’s analysis funding Monday, allocating over $51 million for the 2021-2022 Fiscal 12 months.

DeSantis stated Florida is the one state within the nation that has Alzheimer’s illness and associated dementias as a precedence in its State Well being Enchancment Plan.

“In Florida, we proceed to place our Seniors First,” stated Governor Ron DeSantis. “Among the most troublesome well being situations that affect many seniors are Alzheimer’s and dementia and as extra revolutionary early intervention therapies are developed to mitigate the consequences and severity of those situations, consciousness of the preliminary indicators and signs are more and more necessary.”

Round 580,000 Alzheimer’s sufferers reside in Florida, a quantity that’s anticipated to rise to 720,000 by 2025. To fight this, the state’s Dementia Care and Remedy Initiative created 16 DCCI process forces throughout the state.

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