dementia

Ronald Reagan Centennial Foundation

There are more than 120 specialty license plates in Florida, and some Florida lawmakers are hoping to add several more to that list. It includes a “President Ronald Reagan” license plate that will also go toward helping fight the disease he had in the latter years of his life.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Providing training tools for first responders and continuing efforts to create a dementia-friendly community are among the topics discussed at the first meeting of a local council.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Florida has the second highest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the nation. A new initiative aims to make more communities across the state dementia-friendly. And, the first area chosen to pilot that effort is the state’s Capital City region.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs' Facebook

This year’s budget includes $5 million for Alzheimer’s disease research and $3.5 million for similar initiatives. And, the head of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Sam Verghese says he’s very happy about that.

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The construction of the Florida Holocaust Memorial is one step closer to becoming reality. That's among 20 bills Governor Rick Scott signed into law Wednesday.

Hundreds Pay Homage to Halperin

Apr 6, 2016
Tom Flanigan

Friends, neighbors and fans of Sandy Halperin gathered in the Westminster Oaks Maguire Center today (4/5/16). They were celebrating a remarkable man who is using his own battle with Alzheimer’s to raise awareness across the country.

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A Bay County advocate is calling attention to the health risks of football.