President & CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Joanne Pike, DrPH sent the following message Friday: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to lecanemab, brand name Leqembi, for patients confirmed to be in early stage Alzheimer’s disease. As we shared with you previously, rigorous clinical trials show
Governor Ron DeSantis signed on Thursday the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget that will go into effect July 1, 2022. The Governor vetoed $3.1 billion, resulting in a total budget of $109.9 billion, an increase of $8.3 billion over current year. “We are grateful to the Governor and the Florida Legislature
On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted a more than $12 million increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia funding, bringing the state’s total commitment to over $51 million for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, furthering his strong commitment to the advancement of research needed for this disease. Florida is the only state in
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Aduhelm was approved using the accelerated approval pathway, the FDA noted, which can be used for a drug for a serious or life-threatening illness that provides a meaningful therapeutic advantage over existing treatments.
The first infusion of an investigational drug that aims to delay or help to prevent the earliest memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease took place in September at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I., researchers announced. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Eisai Inc., a US subsidiary
Twenty percent of Floridians, more than 4.3 million people, are 65 and older, making Florida one of the ‘grayest states’ in the nation. Consequently, it has one of the largest populations of people with Alzheimer’s disease—a projected 580,000. This number is expected to skyrocket by 24 percent to 720,000 people
The Tampa Bay Vipers, Florida’s only XFL football team, will host the Houston Roughnecks at their first home game of the season. This game has been designated an Alzheimer’s Awareness game, with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tampa. “We’re excited to team up with the Vipers on this
Emergency situations, such as hurricanes, can significantly impact everyone’s safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in any stage of the disease. Being prepared is crucial. There are steps and precautions caregivers can take to be as ready as possible.
The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease research will be the primary topic discussed at “Discoveries,” a free and educational program to be hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday, June 11 in Lakeland. Featuring presentations regarding “Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain” and
In June, the Barnett family announced that 59-year-old Carol Jenkins Barnett, Chairman and President of Publix Super Markets Charities, has been diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Due to her recent diagnosis, Mrs. Barnett has voluntarily decided to step down from the Board of Publix Super Markets, effective immediately, to focus