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Tallahassee To Be Named First "Dementia Caring Community"

Tallahassee To Be Named First "Dementia Caring Community"
Posted at 9:31 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 05:40:14-04

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.

 

 

 

WHERE:

Tallahassee Senior Center

1400 North Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32303

WHEN:

Thursday, April 7, 2016

10:00 a.m.

WHO:

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