Legislation Aims To Strengthen Alzheimer’s Care Services

State Rep. Matt Willhite (D-District 86) recently filed HB 835 with Republican colleague State Rep. Scott Plakon (R-District 29). This proposed legislation will require state agencies to assist the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee and will create the Office of Alzheimer’s Disease within the Department of Elderly Affairs.

“I am proud to be working again on this important cause with my colleague, Scott Plakon,” Willhite said. “Last year, we were fortunate enough to pass another piece of legislation related to Alzheimer’s disease, but there is always more work to be done. Alzheimer’s disease touches the lives of 560,000 Floridians, and that does not include the individuals who act as caretakers to their loved ones.”

Plakon said that he is proud to be working with Willhite and others on Alzheimer’s disease issues.

“The legislation that we are introducing today will help to position Florida as a national leader as we tackle how we, as a state, can provide services for our constituents who currently live with this disease and the 1.1 million caregivers who sacrifice so much,” Plakon said.