Alzheimer’s Association Brain Bus stops at Florida Capitol

The bus will be at the capitol until 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The Alzheimer’s Association Brain Bus made a stop at the Florida Capitol Tuesday to provide resources and support for people with the disease and caregivers.
Published: Mar. 1, 2022 at 2:22 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Alzheimer’s Association Brain Bus made a stop at the Florida Capitol Tuesday to provide resources and support for people with the disease and caregivers.

The association estimates there are 580,000 people in Florida who have Alzheimer’s. The Brain Bus program manager, Rob Harris, is traveling the state to raise awareness on how to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and detect warning signs.

Harris says it’s important for caregivers to take advantage of resources that can help them navigate the stress and difficulties of the job.

“Don’t take anything personal,” Harris says. “Live in the moment. Live now. Also, don’t hesitate to call the 800 line. They are there to help you. Every day is not a good day, so if you need help or if you want to just talk to someone, we’re here for you.”

The Florida Brain Bus is the only one in the country and will be at the State Capito Courtyard until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

For more information, visit ALZ.org or call the 24/7 hotline at 800-272-3900.

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