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Alzheimer’s Association to make Historic Capitol purple tonight

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Florida’s Historic Capitol will “turn” purple Tuesday evening, part of a special ceremony with lawmakers to celebrate the annual Alzheimer’s Association State Advocacy Day on Wednesday. “Nearly 80 advocates from all over the state of Florida — including caregivers and those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — will be visiting their legislators throughout Wednesday to (ask) for increased state research funding, support services, education programs, cultural outreach and increased respite care services,” the group said in a statement. Before that, purple lights…

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Florida’s Old Capitol turns purple tonight to honor Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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Florida’s Old Capitol turns purple this week to honor Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. From 8 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday morning, the Alzheimer’s Association will bathe the historic building in purple light, as a sign of concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in America. With the second highest incidence rate of Alzheimer’s in the country, Florida has over 500,000 residents affected with the disease. As the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support…

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