South Florida 100: Congratulations, Class of 2021!










Charlotte Mather-Taylor, executive director, Area Agency on Aging of Broward County

Last week:

This past week, the FDA approved a new drug, Aduhelm, to treat Alzheimer's disease. Although controversial, according to the FDA, this treatment is the first therapy to target and affect the underlying disease process of Alzheimer's. Approximately 560,000 individuals currently live with Alzheimer's disease in Florida, with projections that more than 720,000 individuals will be living with the disease by 2025. These figures do not include other forms of dementia. If you need assistance helping a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, please visit the Area Agency on Aging website at or call our Helpline at 954-745-9567.