Editor’s note: Alzheimer’s Disease has long been known as the cruelest disease, because it robs caregivers of connection to their loved one’s mind and spirit while the physical body remains. In this story, retired Florida registered nurse and entertainer Marti Wilson tells the remarkable story of the closing chapters of her late husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s – and the rare gift of a goodbye that he was able to leave her with. Marti Wilson is known on stage as Lili Rose, and may be familiar to Florida audiences from her years of performing at Rosie O’Grady’s at Church Street Station in Orlando as well in many other Florida venues. Today she lives in Ellenton, Fla., near the Manatee River.
Editor's note: AARP Florida is sharing information with our readers about Dupuytren disease, a condition that affects millions of Americans, including mostly older Americans. This disease is not well known yet, but it can be painful and limit some daily activities. This blog was provided by Dr. Charles Eaton, a Florida physician who is executive director of the Dupuytren Research Group, a nonprofit organization advocating on this issue.
Florida lawmakers adopted a slew of healthcare bills that will help Florida consumers save on prescription drugs and gain easier access to their doctors. For ratepayers who get their electrical power from investor-owned utilities (FPL, Duke, TECO, Gulf Power, FPUC), lawmakers ignored calls from consumer groups, AARP Florida included, and pushed through legislation that will increase consumers’ monthly bills. We breakdown the top issues AARP Florida tracked.
AARP Florida: Seven in 10 Florida 50-Plus Voters, Including Two-Thirds of Republicans, Support Florida Drug-Importation Bill
Florida voters age 50-plus strongly support a Florida legislative proposal to import FDA-approved prescription drugs from Canada and other countries to help lower costs. Some 73 percent of 50-plus voters, including two-thirds of Republicans, support the plan, a new AARP survey shows.
Tallahassee, Fla. – AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement today urging Florida lawmakers to push ahead with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s vision of lowering the cost of prescription drugs, citing a powerful positive reaction to the initiative from AARP members.
AARP Florida: Big Drug Companies Want To Make Drugs Overseas At Lower Cost; They Just Don’t Want You to Save Too
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today, responding to a report issued by a group lobbying to stop lower prescription drug costs for Floridians:
AARP Florida supports HB 19, which allows the importation of FDA-approved prescription drugs internationally and would encourage lower costs for Floridians.
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