There are some benefits to getting old, just ask senior dancing Queen, Anna Mae.
"They know a lot themselves...whatever they want to know, they know themselves," said anna mae, a 90-year-old gainesville woman, who has been a client at Al'z Place for the past two years.
Al'z place is a day care for adults living with Alzheimer's, an epidemic that currently affects 5.3 million Americans today, and is expected to triple by 2050.
On Tuesday President Obama signed the National Alzheimer's Project Act into law, the first national plan to combat the brain-wating condition.
"I'm hoping locally, this initiative will make our legislature our state government, think twice about possibly cutting the funding for this program," said Anthony Clarizio, Executive Director for Alachua County's Elder Care.
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