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Florida Department of Health Recognizes World Alzheimer’s Month
TALLAHASSEE — World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign run by Alzheimer’s Disease International every September. It increases awareness about the disease and reduces the stigma and lack of information surrounding dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It destroys brain cells and nerves, disrupting the transmitters which carry messages in the brain, particularly those responsible for storing memories.
“It is absolutely vital that Floridians have access to both early diagnosis and support for Alzheimer’s,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “As the number of Floridians with dementia continues to grow, raising awareness of this disease helps ensure that they receive the care and access to resources they and their families need to continue living their healthiest lives.”
“Studies show that Alzheimer’s disease affects more than