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‘Brain Bus’ heading to Ocala

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion), in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, will soon host the “Brain Bus” in an effort to educate the public on dementia-related illnesses.

Operated by the Alzheimer’s Association, the Brain Bus provides visitors with resources to understand the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, tips on maintaining brain health, advice on how to obtain an accurate diagnosis of dementia-related illnesses, and information on advances in Alzheimer’s research, as well as other information.

On Thursday, January 11, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Brain Bus will visit DOH-Marion’s main campus located at 1801 SE 32nd Avenue in Ocala.

More than 500,000 Floridians over the age of 65 have been diagnosed as probable Alzheimer’s cases, according to Florida Department of Health data from 2022. In addition, that data shows that approximately 11% of residents in Marion County who are 65 years of age or older fall into this category.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit organization working to find ways to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia-related illnesses by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support for those diagnosed with the disease.

For more information about the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, click here to visit their website.