TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The the City of Tallahassee and Leon County will be named as the first Dementia Caring Community in Florida Thursday.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) unveiled the Dementia Care and Cure Initiative in 2015 to engage communities across the state to be more dementia friendly, promote better care for Floridians affected by dementia, and support research efforts to find a cure.
With more than 510,000 individuals currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common and well-known type of dementia, Florida has the second highest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. In response.
Tallahassee Senior Center
1400 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Secretary Sam Verghese, Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Senator Bill Montford, District 3, The Florida Senate
Commissioner Bryan Desloge, Leon County
Commissioner Gil Ziffer, City of Tallahassee
Dr. Regina Sofer, Caregiver