08 Apr 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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