Fellow Floridians – There is a proposal before the Florida Senate to CUT 14 Florida Memory Disorder Clinics, the Florida Memory Mobile and many other Alzheimer’s Initiatives across the state. We need to ask Senator Flores, Chairwoman, NOT TO CUT THESE IMPERATIVE PROGRAMS in Florida! We can’t afford to cut Alzheimer’s initiatives in our state!
Call Chairwoman, Senator Flores: (850) 487-5039 today and Monday! #NO2BudgetCuts4ALZ.
Florida’s network of 14 regional Memory Disorder Clinics (MDCs) provide:
- Comprehensive me
- Diagnostic services
- Treatment to individuals with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
- development of training programs
- Education on how to provide care for those living with Alzheimer’s to family, direct service caregivers, respite care providers, health care professionals and the general public
They also participate in research toward effective treatments and cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Other Alzheimer’s services are being threatened as well including the Memory Mobile that services the Florida Gulf Coast area. It is the only mobile support, prevention and education service delivery
vehicle in the country. The Memory Mobile provides many of the same services as the Memory Disorder Clinics and it able to go out into the community for outreach education, care consultations, memory education and caregiver education targeting low income, rural, and/or isolated people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
Two more things you can do after you have called Sen. Flores:
Call your Florida state senator. Find them here and call Friday and Monday!
Call any or all of the senators on the committee: