Florida’s growing Alzheimer’s population requires more research

Florida’s growing Alzheimer’s population requires more research

The number of Floridians affected with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow by nearly 50 percent in the next decade, putting a strain on Florida’s health care system and increasing costs for taxpayers, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch. The report, “Florida’s Looming Alzheimer’s Crisis,” calls for additional research into Alzheimer’s to prepare for the state’s aging population and to seek a viable preventative treatment.

“Florida must take steps to ensure the state has a sustainable long-term health care system to provide care for all Floridians,” said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog.

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